I’m a first-generation Portuguese Canadian and late-blooming Lusophile living in the United States with dreams of moving to Portugal one day. My name is Fernanda Viveiros Gonçalves but for reasons too numerous to mention, I use the name Fernanda Viveiros. My parents were born and raised on the strange and magical island of Flores, one of nine islands in the Azores archipelago, and a place to which I’m drawn to visit time and time again.

In real life, I’m a wife, mother and full-time editor. I enjoy reading and writing about books, ideas, ethnopsychology and Portuguese culture. I’ve held various positions in journalism, legal editing, literary event production and book publishing  and have recently started a small press specializing in translations, Azorean literature, and works by Portuguese North American writers.

You can reach me through this blog or via LinkedIn

11 thoughts on “About

  1. FYI… Just added your RSS to the homepage. Below fold, but I’m glad to read I’m not the only one. I hope the members of AN submit content for you anthology. Should we collaborate?

  2. I enjoy your work. Thanks. I was born in the island of Flores, came to California when I was 16 and I have spend the my life living with one foot on each side of the Atlantic. When I go to Flores I love it but I no longer belong there since everything and everyone has changed. There I am an American. I come back and I miss being there and here in California I am an Azorian…I guess that it is true you can leave the island but the island does not leave you. Thanks and please keep writing.

  3. Congratulations, Fernanda on this project., which I was just informed by a colleague and friend. I am also an “Azorean-Canadian’ and it is always with great interest that I read about projects that promote our heritage. You may want to check this site (http://tv3.rtp.pt/icmblogs/rtp/comunidades/) in case you would like to submit material for publication. Also the new InterDISCIPLINARY Journal of Portuguese Diaspora Studies (a project by two Azorean-academics )migh be of interest to you (http://portuguese-diaspora-studies.com/index.php/ijpds) . Surgite! Best Regards, Irene

  4. Hello,

    My name is Sarah Sequeira and I am a Humber College Journalism Student located in Toronto, Ontario.

    I am currently working on my thesis and am focusing on the Terceirence Carnival and the significance it has to the Terceirence immigrants here in Toronto.

    I would like to speak with you regarding my topic, if you are interested.


    Sarah Sequeira

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