Born in Rio de Janeiro, on January 11th 1971, André Bustamante Carretoni fell in love with the Arts at an early age. A self-learner, he studied music and drawing, having taken drama and cinema courses before he chose literature as his means of expression.
At age 27, he decided to switch his life into a new direction, and went to Europe, in search of new experiences.
He lived six years in Lisbon, felt the urge to go beyond, so he took the Portuguese route to Santiago de Compostela, and enrolled in a painting course in Florence, where he wrote his first romance, "Piedade Moderna", and met the woman who would become his wife.
His career as a writer was just getting started.
He published “Piedade Moderna” in Brazil, lived two years in Switzerland, and developed his writing style. He wrote "Mais Alto que o Fundo do Mar" (published in Portugal), created his web page, and writes chronicles for the French site Bonjour Brasil, participates in the Brazilian web site Tertúlia, and attends the Instituto Camões' remote Creative Writing Lab.
After having spent four years in Paris – seeking the Lost Generation – he settled in Nice, where he found a new source of inspiration.
He published his second book in French: "Plus Haut que le fond de la Mer".
Then he wrote "TELMAH, A Tragédia do Desencontro".
When his son, Tiziano Carretoni was born, he moved back to Lausanne with his family.