Education is a light to many people. It helps them see the world in ways they never may have expected. Especially in Rio de Jsneiro, where there is an exceptionally wide expanse between the rich and poor; the educated and the mentally lame. Jaime Garcia Dias has been a positive crusader in recent years. He has made it his prerogative to advance Brazilian literature, and make it something truly remarkable and respectable. To that end, he’s done a great deal of excellent work.

Jaime Garcia Dias has been writing since the mid-eighties as CrunchBase shows. He began work on his first novel at the age of fifteen, and has since authored over twenty pieces of fiction concerning a variety of topics.

Here’s the truth: people tend to learn better from a fictionalized scenario, a “parable”, than through a direct telling of actual events. Everyone has heard of Aesop’s fables, or the parables of Christ himself. For this reason film, literature, music, art–these things are exceptionally important because they truly stand to communicate with people on a mental/spiritual level, and actually effect change. Understanding this implicitly, Jaime Garcia Dias didn’t stop simply with writing. By his mid-twenties, he had begun working at an educational institution specializing in teaching young men and women how to write professionally, creatively, and well. This school centers on those who have completed their high school years. Recently, Jaime Garcia Dias became president of this institution, and he helps young men and women of Rio realize their true potential as creative artists through literature.

Dias has written in multiple mediums and is well known for his Vimeo contributions too, and what he’s most known for right now is a series of weekly articles he did for a well-known paper. The articles were later compiled into a complete book, which is now available. Primarily, the articles concerned Dias’ childhood in Rio, and just what kind of a childhood that was. Dias came from educated parents. His father was also a writer, and his mother was an architect. While Jaime Garcia Dias credits his father as the prime motivational muse behind his adult career, it would be a disservice to minimize the role his mother necessarily played in his development. Architecture doesn’t just make up the supporting structure of buildings. There is an architecture to a painting, an architecture to a song, an architecture to a play, an architecture to a film, and an architecture to a novel. Dias’ novels exhibit this structure with aplomb and grace; so it would definitely not do to discount his mother’s influence.

Brazilian literature is becoming more well known as time goes by and the global community steadily begins to shrink the world we know. In future years, who knows what Jaime Garcia Dias will do?