Julieta Almeida Rodrigues is a writer, professor, scholar, and interpreter. Eleonora and Joseph: Passion, Tragedy, and Revolution in the Age of Enlightenment (New Academia Publishing) is her debut novel. Eleonora and Joseph won the prestigious 2022 Grand Prize, Goethe Book Awards for Late Historical Fiction, Chanticleer International Book Awards. In 2023, Eleonora and Joseph was the Fiction Winner of the Hollywood Book Festival. Born and raised in Portugal, Rodrigues earned a PhD at Columbia University, where the renowned Margaret Mead was her dissertation sponsor. Rodrigues is the author of two collections of short fiction, The Rogue and Other Portuguese Stories and On the Way to Red Square (both also by New Academia Publishing). The latter is a fictionalized account of her life in the diplomatic circles of Moscow in the 1980s. She also published a narrative work about Sintra, Portugal, titled Hora Crepuscular/Drawing Dusk/La Hora Crepuscular (Agir, Execução Gráfica). She is a member of the Pen Club of Portugal, the Fulbright Commission Team of Evaluators in Portugal (2014 Prize for International Cooperation, the Prince of Asturias Foundation), and of CLEPUL (Center for Lusophone and European Literatures and Cultures), Faculty of Humanities, the University of Lisbon. She has taught at the University of Lisbon and at Georgetown University, and has been a Visiting Scholar at the New School (twice). She has spoken at the Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State, The Chawton House Library in the United Kingdom, The International Conference on the Short Story, The American Portuguese Studies Association, the Historical Writers of America, and The Chanticleer International Conference, among other institutions and cultural societies. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Historical Novel Society New York City Chapter and co-managed its Guest Speaker Program at the Jefferson Market Library from 2016 to 2020. She divides her time between the United States and Portugal.

Other Works

  • Hora Crepuscular/Drawing Dusk/La Hora Crepuscular

  • The Rogue and Other Portuguese Stories

  • On the Way to Red Square


Awards and Recognition

  • Who’s Who in the Portuguese Communities (Quem é Quem nas Comunidades Portuguesas). Lisbon: Editorial Negócios, 1989.
  • Grand Prize Winner, The Goethe Book Awards 2022 - Chanticleer International Book Awards. The Goethe Book Awards Recognize Emerging New Talent and Outstanding Works in Post-1750s Historical Fiction.
  • Fiction Winner, Hollywood Book Festival, 2023