Pedro Rosa Mendes's dispatches from Zaire, Angola, Rwanda, and Afghanistan have earned him the Feature of the Year Prize in Portugal for reportage as well as the Lisbon Press Club's Bordalo Prize. His publications include the 1999 collaboration with Portuguese photographer Alfredo Cunha, Bay of Tigers, and his 2002 collaboration with French illustrator Alain Corbel, Ilhas de Fogo. In 2003, Pedro Rosa Mendes also published the novel Atlântico, with pictures by the prominent photographer João Francisco Vilhena.
Clifford E. Landers has translated from Brazilian Portuguese novels by Rubem Fonseca, Jorge Amado, João Ubaldo Ribeiro, Patrícia Melo, Jô Soares, Chico Buarque, Marcos Rey, Paulo Coelho, and José de Alencar and shorter fiction by Lima Barreto, Rachel de Queiroz, Osman Lins, and Moacyr Scliar. His translation of Pedro Rosa Mendes's Bay of Tigers: An African Odyssey was published by Harcourt. He received the Mario Ferreira Award in 1999 and a Prose Translation grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for 2004. His Literary Translation: A Practical Guide was published by Multilingual Matters Ltd. in 2001. A professor emeritus at New Jersey City University, he now lives in Naples, Florida.