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 assombrada por fantasmas (2011).
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Kim M. Hastings was raised overseas and lived for several years in São Paulo. She studied Brazilian language and literature at Brown University and has a PhD in Spanish and Portuguese from Yale. For the past fifteen years, she has been a freelance editor and translator, working with academic presses and commercial publishers. Her translations include fiction by Rubem Fonseca, Rachel Jardim, Adriana Lisboa, and Edgard Telles Ribeiro.