Vinicius Jatobá was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is a short-story and theater writer.
He was chosen as one of the Best of Young Brazilian Writers by Granta Magazine. His stories have been translated to English, German, French and Spanish. His theatre sketches have been read and produced in France, EUA, Austria, Italy and Germany. In 2013, he was awarded the Icatu Prize for Arts and the National Prize for Drama City of Belo Horizonte. In 2016-17, he was an artist-in-residence at Cité Internationale des Arts and at Centre Internationale Les Récollets, both located in Paris/France. He won the 2017 portuguese Criar Lusofonia fellowship. In 2018, he was a literature fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart/Germany. He holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature.