José Rodrigues dos Santos



Throughout the years, José has met many of the world’s main authors. He has visited them in their homes or entertained them in Portugal. They discussed literature, art and world affairs. Some of these meetings were not photographed, such as the ones with Salman Rushdie, Michael Ondaatje or Nobel laureate Herta Muller, but from many we do have photographic or video records.

Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco Italian philosopher and author Umberto Eco showing his home’s library in Milan

Philip Roth

Philip Roth US novelist Philip Roth at his country house in Connecticut

Ken Follett

Ken Follett Welsh novelist Ken Follett in London when he was still writing the first book of his Century Trilogy

Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende                                 Chilean writer Isabel Allende in Barcelona

Dan Brown

Dan Brown A dinner with US author Dan Brown in Lisbon

Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan British author Ian McEwan in Lisbon

José Saramago

José Saramago Portuguese Nobel laureate José Saramago with his wife Pilar in Lisbon

Gunter Grass

Gunter Grass German Nobel laureate Gunter Grass in his office in Lubeck

Paul Auster

Paul Auster US novelist Paul Auster at his home in Brooklyn

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho at his home in Geneva

Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer                                           British novelist Jeffrey Archer at his home in London

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Carlos Ruiz Zafon Spanish author Carlos Ruiz Zafón in Barcelona

Peter Carey

Peter Carey Australian author Peter Carey at his home in New York

Amin Maalouf

Amin Maalouf French writer Amin Maalouf in Mafra

Robert Harris

Robert Harris British novelist Robert Harris at his home in Newbury

Jostein Gaarder

Jostein Gaarder Norwegian philosopher and author Jostein Gaarder in Madrid

Arturo Perez-Reverte

Arturo Perez-Reverte Spanish novelist Arturo Perez-Reverte visiting Lisbon

Martin Amis

Martin Amis British writer Martin Amis at his home in London

François Schuiten

François Schuiten                                 Belgian artist François Schuiten at his home’s atelier in Brussels

Albert Uderzo

Albert Uderzo French artist Albert Uderzo, author of Astérix, at his home in Paris


Floc'h French artist Floc’h entertains at his home in Paris

Jacques Tardi

Jacques Tardi French artist Jacques Tardi at his home’s atelier in Paris