Daniel Pires, graduated in Germanic Studies and has a Ph. D. in Portuguese Culture. He worked as a volunteer worker teaching in the Republic of S. Tomé e Príncipe and in Mozambique. He lectured Portuguese language in the universities of Glasgow, Macao, Canton (Jinan) and Goa. He wrote, among others, the following books: Dicionário de Imprensa Literária Portuguesa do Século XX, Dicionário da Imprensa Macaense do Século XIX, Bocage a Imagem e o Verbo, Fotobiografia de Camilo Pessanha, Wenceslau de Moraes: Permanências e Errâncias no Japão, Correspondência de Camilo Pessanha, O Marquês de Pombal, o Padre Malagrida e o Terramoto de 1755 e Padre Malagrida, o Último Condenado ao Fogo da Inquisição. He edited the complete works, in five volumes, of the Portuguese poet Bocage, and Clepsidra by Camilo Pessanha. He commissioned several exhibitions and was a member of the scientific commission for the commemoration of the 250th Birth Anniversary of Bocage. He directs Bocage’s Centre of Studies (Centro de Estudos Bocageanos) since its foundation in 1999.