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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.
Stone Dance of the Chameleon
1. The Chosen (1999)
2. The Standing Dead (2002)
3. The Third God (2009)