Ricardo Pinto's picture

Ricardo Pinto

Portugal (b.1961)

Ricardo Pinto is Portuguese, but has lived and studied in Scotland since he was a child. Previously he designed and programmed computer games. He lives in Edinburgh.

I was born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1961. When I was six, my family came to London and, then, Dundee in Scotland. I grew up there. In 1979 I began a degree in mathematics at Dundee University. I had been discouraged to do either architecture or ancient history - the latter being a lifelong passion. It was during the summer holidays of perhaps 1982 that I conceived what was to become eventually The Stone Dance of the Chameleon. I hammered out a first version of it on an old typewriter. The finished manuscript was around 600 pages and almost total rubbish.

Genres: Fantasy