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Elvira Vigna

Elvira Vigna (1947–2017) was a Brazilian writer, illustrator, and journalist. Born in Rio de Janeiro and raised in São Paulo, she graduated with a degree in literature from the...

Sheyla Smanioto

Sheyla Smanioto was born in Diadema, Brazil in 1990. She earned her master’s in literary theory and history at the University of Campinas. She now lives in São Paulo. Her...

Estevão Azevedo

Estevão Azevedo was born in Natal (Rio Grande do Norte) and lives in São Paulo. An editor, he received a graduate degree in Brazilian literature from the University of São...

Vilma Arêas

Vilma Arêas was born in Campos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1936. For many years, she was professor of Brazilian literature at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp). She made her...

Felipe Franco Munhoz

Felipe Franco Munhoz was born in São Paulo in 1990. He holds a bachelor's degree from the Universidade Federal do Paraná. In 2010, he received a grant from the Brazilian...

Roberto Athayde

Brazilian author, director, and producer Roberto Athayde is best known for his play Miss Margarida’s Way, produced in more than thirty countries. He directed the Broadway production starring...

Victor Heringer

Victor Herringer (born in Rio de Janeiro, 1988) is the author of Glória (7Letras, 2012, Prêmio Jabuti), O escritor Victor Heringer (7Letras,...

Ismar Tirelli Neto

Ismar Tirelli Neto is a poet, fiction writer, screenwriter, and translator. Born in 1985 in Rio de Janeiro, he currently lives in Curitiba. He has published four books: synchronoscpio,...

Eliseu Cavalcante

Eliseu Cavalcante is a Brazilian photographer based in New York. His work focuses on different cultures, environmental issues, and social change. He believes in the power of...

Micheliny Verunschk

Micheliny Verunschk is the author of Geografia Íntima do Deserto (Landy, 2003), O Observador e o Nada (Edições Bagaço, 2003), A Cartografia da Noite (Lumme Editor,...

João Guimarães Rosa

João Guimarães Rosa was born in Cordisburgo, Brazil, in 1908. Renowned for the innovation he brought to Brazilian literature, he was one of the country’s most original and...

Carlos Henrique Schroeder

Carlos Henrique Schroeder is author of the short-story collection As certezas e as palavras (winner of the Brazilian National Library’s Prêmio Clarice Lispector) and of the...

Lúcio Cardoso

Lúcio Cardoso (1912-1968) is one of the leading Brazilian writers of the period between 1930 and 1960. As well as authoring dozens of novels and short stories, he was also active as a...

Alexandre Vidal Porto

Alexandre Vidal Porto was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is a writer, diplomat, and social activist.  He is the author of two novels: Matias na cidade (Record, 2005) and Sergio Y. (Companhia...

Carol Rodrigues

Carol Rodrigues was born in Rio de Janeiro and lives in São Paulo. Her first story collection, Sem Vista para o Mar (Edith, 2015), won the Jabuti and Biblioteca Nacional prizes...

Noemi Jaffe

Noemi Jaffe is an award-winning Brazilian writer whose works have been translated into nearly a dozen languages. After working as a teacher of Brazilian literature for more than twenty years and...

Kátia Bandeira de Mello-Gerlach

Kátia Bandeira de Mello-Gerlach is a Brazilian-American fiction writer residing in New York City. Her first two short story collections were published by Projeto Dulcinéia Catadora,...

Bruna Dantas Lobato

Bruna Dantas Lobato is a writer and literary translator from and to Portuguese based in New York City. She is currently the assistant fiction editor for Washington Square Review. Her work has...

Ana Ban

Ana Ban is a Brazilian translator who has worked in her country with many a graphic novel, from Neil Gaiman’s Sandman to Hugo Pratt’s Corto Maltese. She currently resides in New York,...

Julia Sanches

Julia Sanches is a translator of Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Catalan. Her book-length translations are Now and at the Hour of Our Death by Susana Moreira Marques and What are the Blind Men...

Luisa Leme

Luisa Leme is a multimedia journalist and filmmaker from Brazil. She has worked for TV Cultura and TV Globo in São Paulo and for the United Nations and other nonprofit organizations in New...

Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro

Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro had two novelettes published in Brazilian Asimov’s: hard SF “Mythic Aliens” and “The Ethics of Treason.” The latter was the first alternative...

Edgard Telles Ribeiro

Edgard Telles Ribeiro is an award-winning Brazilian author of eight novels and three short-story collections. His latest novel, His Own Man, won the Brazilian PEN Prize for Best Novel (2011)...

Antônio Prata

Antônio Prata was born in São Paulo. He has published nine books, including Douglas (2001), As pernas da tia Corália (2003), Adulterado (2009) and, most recently, Meio intelectual,...

Cristhiano Aguiar

Cristhiano Aguiar is a writer and essayist. Born in Campina Grande, Paraíba, in 1981, he has lived in Recife, Berlin, Olinda, São Paulo, and Berkeley. In 2012, he was a visiting...

Rodrigo de Souza Leão

Rodrigo de Souza Leão was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1965 and died in a psychiatric clinic in Rio in 2008, shortly after his extraordinary autobiographical novel All Dogs are Blue was...

Carol Bensimon

Carol Bensimon was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1982. She made her debut with the volume of stories Wall Dust (2008). Underwater Snooker, her first novel, won the Funarte Incentive...

Vinicius Jatobá

Vinicius Jatobá was born in Rio de Janeiro. He has written criticism for leading Brazilian newspapers, including O Estado de S. Paulo and O Globo, and for magazines such as Carta Capital...

Orides Fontela

Orides Fontela was born in 1940 in São João da Boa Vista, in the interior of São Paulo, and died in 1998. She studied philosophy at the Universidade de São Paulo...

Lourenço Mutarelli

Lourenço Mutarelli was born in 1964 in São Paulo. A writer, graphic artist, and actor, he has published comics, plays, and the novels O cheiro do ralo, O natimorto, and Jesus...

Horácio Costa

Horácio Costa holds degrees from the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), New York University, and Yale, and taught Brazilian and Portuguese literatures at the National Autonomous...

Antônio Moura

Antônio Moura was born in 1963 in Belém, capital of the state of Pará, in the Brazilian Amazon. After periods living in São Paulo and Lisbon, he has now returned to...

Angélica Freitas

Angélica Freitas (b. 1973) is the author of two collections of poetry, Rilke shake (Cosac Naify, 2007) and Um útero é do tamanho de um punho (Cosac Naify, 2012), and a...

Armando Freitas Filho

Armando Freitas Filho was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1940. Throughout his career, he has experimented with different poetic practices that range from Concrete Poetry to Poesia...

Antônio Xerxenesky

Antônio Xerxenesky was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1984. He is the author of the novel Areia nos dentes (2008), a postmodern Western, and the short story collection A página...

Fernando Paiva

Fernando Paiva was born in 1977 in Rio de Janeiro, where he still resides. He is the author of a novel, Carta para Ana Camerinda (Ibis Libris, 2004) and a collection of short stories, Salvem os...

Caio Fernando Abreu

Caio Fernando Abreu (1948–96) was born in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in 1948. An award-winning journalist, writer, and dramatic adviser, he portrayed like no other the myriad...

João Paulo Cuenca

João Paulo Cuenca was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1978. He writes for several major Brazilian newspapers and magazines and has been a columnist for O Globo for many years. He has...

Mario Sabino

Mario Sabino was born in São Paulo in 1962. He is editor-in-chief of Veja, Brazil’s most influential weekly magazine. His second book, the collection of short stories, O...

Angela Dutra de Menezes

Angela Dutra de Menezes is a writer and journalist. She was born in Rio de Janeiro, where she still lives. She worked at the newspaper O Globo and VEJA magazine before retiring to concentrate on...

Pena Cabreira

Pena Cabreira was born in Pelotas, in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, in 1953, and received the baptismal name of Lordsir Cabreira de Oliveira. A director of publicity films, television...

Laurentino Gomes

Laurentino Gomes, a Brazilian journalist, is the author of 1808: how a mad queen, a fearful prince and a corrupt court deceived Napoleon and changed the History of Portugal and Brazil forever,...

Cristovão Tezza

Born in Lages, Santa Catarina, in 1952, Cristovão Tezza is one of the great writers from Curitiba, a city in the south of Brazil where he has lived since he was a boy. A university...

Machado de Assis

Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis (1839–1908) is recognized by critics as Brazil's greatest writer. Among his novels, Dom Casmurro and The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas are...

Carlos Eduardo de Magalhães

Carlos Eduardo de Magalhães was born in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, in 1967. He is the author of seven books, includng the novels Pitanga (Grua, 2008), Dora (Ateli'...

Sérgio Rodrigues

Sérgio Rodrigues (Brazil, 1962) has worked as a journalist for most major newspapers and magazines in the country. For the last few years he has written a national column about the...

Millôr Fernandes

Millôr Fernandes is a journalist, humorist, cartoonist, and playwright.

João Anzanello Carrascoza

João Anzanello Carrascoza is a writer and advertising editor at JW Thompson in São Paulo. His short fiction "O Vaso Azul" won the Radio France Internationale...

Paulo Polzonoff Jr.

Paulo Polzonoff Jr. is a São Paulo-based writer and critic and author, most recently, of A Face Oculta de Novo York, a book of essays about New York City.

Manoel de Barros

Manoel de Barros is considered one of Brazil's most enduring and inventive twentieth century poets. The author of twenty collections of poetry, Barros has received numerous honors, including...

Augusta Faro

Augusta Faro was born in Goiânia, in the Brazilian state of Goiás, where she still lives. Her work draws from local legend and the oral tradition of Brazil's backlands, in which...

Paulo Henriques Britto

Paulo Henriques Britto was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1951. His third collection of poems, Trovar Claro, received Brazil's equivalent of the National Book Award from the Biblioteca Nacional,...

Alberto Martins

Born in Santos, São Paulo, Brazil, in 1958, Alberto Martins graduated with a degree in Brazilian, Portuguese, and English literature from the University of São Paulo in 1981. That...

Carlos Machado

  Carlos Machado was born in Curitiba, Brazil, in 1977. In 2000, he graduated in Language Studies (Portuguese and English) at UFPR (Parana State University). He has been teaching...

Milton Hatoum

Milton Hatoum (Manaus, 1952) is a writer, essayist and translator. He was a professor of French Literature at the University of Amazonas and a visiting professor at the University of California...

Rubem Fonseca

Rubem Fonseca is one of Brazil's most popular and distinguished novelists and screenwriters. He has written many novels including Bufo & Spallanzani and High Art, which was made into the...
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