The son of British-Jewish parents, Richard Klein was born in Rio de Janeiro 1962. He studied economics in Brazil but now works as a computer graphics artist and has contributed to the production of numerous blockbuster films. He is an accomplished musician, with some 400,000 hits on Youtube. As well as Rio de Janeiro, Richard has lived in Paris, Lisbon, Los Angeles, São Paulo and Glasgow. He is now is based in London.
His book, Lost Samba is part memoir, part document of the birth of the new Brazil – a fascinating first-person account of a dark, but exciting, period for the country. Richard tells of the bitter-sweet path taken by his generation. He shows, first hand, the enjoyment by the urban élite of the privileges secured for them by the military rule, then the crawling from under the claws of that regime and, ultimately, the unfolding of one of the worst economic disasters in Brazilian history.
You can read his wonderful travel story on the Richard Klein page.