“Days of Bossa Nova opens a window on the rich, varied and exotic country of Brazil that few travelers will ever see” (Taylor Jones and Regan Murphy reviews)

“A fabulous read, which does for Brazil what ‘Angela’s Ashes’ did for Ireland” (Jacqueline Goldstein, author of Mrs. Murphy’s Makeover”)

“Days of Bossa Nova hits the sweet spot between serious literature and a fun read” (Susan Kleinman, from The Writing Institute – Sarah Lawrence College)

Ines Rodrigues

Ines Rodrigues is a Brazilian writer and teacher based in New York. She is deeply interested in how immigration and travel change people’s identities in today’s world.

She writes short stories and essays and also teaches Creative Writing. Her first novel, “Days of Bossa Nova”, is published by Black Opal Books.

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Graveyards – Ireland and France

Graveyards – Ireland and France

Supermarkets teach us about how people live and graveyards or cemeteries show us how people die, or how we deal with death. So, visiting them when you travel can be very useful.


Days of Bossa Nova is a not just a modern Latin American family saga. It’s also a portrait of the chaotic, dangerous and fascinating city of São Paulo over the last 70 years. Read the novel and discover how history, coffee and Brazilian music shaped the life of Felipe Navarra, the ambitious, clever and charming main character.


Ines Rodrigues is constantly reading from her work at libraries, literary salons, book signings and at The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, where she is an instructor for the Intermediate Novel Writing course. She believes that an author should be close to readers and she loves to meet them in person. Click here to learn more about her events.


As a former journalist and radio host, Ines Rodrigues knows that it’s important to talk to the press and to be open to discussions about the issues that matters today. Check all the press coverage about Ines and about Days of Bossa Nova here.


Join Ines Rodrigues for this literary event that happens three times a year in Scarsdale, NY. Four authors are invited to read for five minutes and then answer questions from a warm and smart audience. Click below to see the participating writers and their books.

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Ines Stories

A fan tour in Trieste

Inspiration: Trieste Italy. It doesn’t matter if your hero is from the movies, sports or fashion. Everyone gets inspired by someone’s attitude or ideas and

No dessert, no passport

No desert, no passport. Six tablespoons of powdered chocolate, one can of condensed milk, butter. You need three simple ingredients to prepare a Brazilian…

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