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 Guimarães Rosa Prize from Paris and his book O volume do sil'ncio (2006, short stories) won the Jabuti, the most important literary prize from Brazil. Carrascoza is author of several books: Duas tardes (2002, short stories), O aprendiz de inventor (2003, novel), Dias raros (2004, short stories), and others. His short fiction collections have been published in Italian and Spanish.
Born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1964, Renato Rezende earned a B.A degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where he lived for almost ten years. He is a poet, writer, and translator, mainly of poetry, philosophy, and contemporary art. His poetry books include Aura (1997), Asa (1999), Leaves of Paradise (2000), Passeio (2001), and Ímpar (2005), the recipient of the 2005 National Library Award for the best book of poetry.