João Rafael Gomes was born in 1971. He attended Engineering and then Architecture. He has a Phd in Textual Criticism and History of the Book on NOVA FCSH. He also as a Master Degree and graduated in Portuguese Studies.Under the pseudonym of Rafael Dionísio has been publishing novels and experimental prose books. He as an intense activity as a teacher in creative writing workshops. He is now Invited Assistent Professor at NOVA FCSH.