Letícia Wierzchowski

Letícia Wierzchowski is a Brazilian novelist best known for her novels A Casa das Sete Mulheres and Uma Ponte para Terebin. She has written fourteen other novels and children's books.


Wierzchowski was born at Porto Alegre, Brasil on June 4, 1972, the granddaughter of a Polish migrant. Wierzchowski's writing uses elements drawn from both her European family background and the background of their adopted country.
Many of her works are set in historic times of turmoil, revolution and war. Her best known book, A Casa das Sete Mulheres deals with the lives and relationships of women from a family whose men were occupied in the uprising Ragamuffin War in the mid 19th century. This novel has been translated into five languages and adapted by TV Globo on a broadcast minisseries aired in 23 countries.
Other writing such as her book of children's tales O dragão de Wawel e outras lendas polonesas are drawn directly from her Polish heritage, while the adult novel Uma ponte para Terebin tells the story of her grandfather, Jan Wierzchowski, who emigrated to Brazil in 1936, shortly before the outbreak of World War II.

List of works