Susana Moreira Marques & Julia Sanches
Susana Moreira Marques is a writer and journalist. She was born in Oporto in 1976 and now lives in Lisbon. Having worked as a journalist since 2004, she now writes pieces for Público and Jornal de Negócios. Susana lived in London in between 2005 and 2010, where she was part of the BBC World Service while also working as a correspondent for Portuguese newspaper Público. Her pieces have been awarded several journalism prizes, namely the Prémio AMI — Jornalismo Contra a Indiferença, and the Human Rights Award by the UNESCO National Commission. Agora e Na Hora da Nossa Morte (Now and at the Hour of our Death) is her first book.
Brazilian by birth, Julia Sanches has lived in the United States, Mexico, Switzerland, Scotland and Catalonia. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Philosophy and English Literature from the University of Edinburgh and has a masters in Comparative Literature and Literary Translation from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Her translations have appeared in Suelta, The Washington Review, Asymptote, Granta, Two Lines Press and Revista Machado, amongst others. She currently lives in New York City.