Hélder Beja

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Contributor and Guest Editor

Hélder Beja is a writer, editor and reporter with years of experience in covering the Arts. With a degree in Communication by the University of Minho (Portugal), he then studied Portuguese Language and Literature at the University of Macau (China). As a reporter, he worked for several Portuguese media (Público, i, Sábado) before moving to Macau in 2010, where he edited the newspaper Ponto Final and directed the magazine Macau CLOSER. He’s the co-founder of The Script Road – Macau Literary Festival, created in 2012, and has served as its Programme Director for seven editions. An author himself, Hélder won the Macau Daily Times Short Story Award in 2012. He’s a contributor to LER, Portugal’s main literary magazine, the magazines Macao (English) and Macau (Portuguese), the newspaper Plataforma Macau and the website Extramuros. His work as a filmmaker, Once Upon a Time in Ka Ho, has been selected for the Macau International Film and Video Festival and shown in Shenzhen, Shanghai, Portugal, Spain and many other European countries. (Photograph by Eduardo Martins.)


  • Issue #44 (March 2019) Writing Macau: Guest Prose Editor [forthcoming]
  • Issue #35 (March 2017): Letter from Macau: War [Read]