From 1990 to 1994 he was a movie critic for the Portuguese daily newspaper Público and collaborated with Cinemateca Portuguesa (Portugal’s film archive) writing texts on movies and for various catalogues. He also published literary criticism in Journal of Hellenic Studies, Classical Quarterly, Euphrosyne, Humanitas and Colóquio/Letras. He wrote on dance and classical music as well for the Portuguese weekly Independente.
In 2006, his novel Such an Immense Desire was unanimously awarded the Europe/David Mourão Ferreira Prize (Bari University, Camões Institute and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation).
He devoted himself for years to studying and translating Greek poetry (especially Homer), but starting in 2007 he applied himself to Byzantine studies, German Studies and the history of dance as well.
In 2008 the Lisbon-based Cornucópia Company premiered his critically acclaimed play Don Carlos, a version of Friedrich Schiller’s work, staged by Luis Miguel Cintra. In 2009, his New Helenic and German Essays received the Portuguese PEN Club Award for Essay.