Paulo Pena studied journalism in Lisbon and in Washington DC. For 15 years, he was a reporter and editor at the weekly newsmagazine, Visão. In 2014, he moved as a senior reporter to the daily newspaper Público. Between 2018 and 2020, he was a reporter at large for Diário de Notícias. Paulo has won several awards (for his reports on the Genoa G8 Summit, on the banking crash in Iceland and about labour market reforms). Most recently, he won the Gazeta journalism award for his reporting on the Portuguese banking scandal, also published as a book (Jogos de Poder, 2014) and adapted to a fictional television series (Teorias da Conspiração, RTP, 2019). He has written two other non-fiction books: one about the students that opposed the Portuguese dictatorship (Grandes Planos, Âncora, 2001) and the other about the disinformation machine and power of online platforms (Fábrica de Mentiras, Penguin Random House, 2019).