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Eric M. B. Becker

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Eric M. B. Becker is editor of Words without Borders. He is also an award-winning journalist, literary translator, and critic. He has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fulbright Commission, PEN America, and the Louis Armstrong House Museum. He has translated the work of numerous writers from the Portuguese, including Mia Couto, Paulo Coelho, Afonso Henriques de Lima Barreto, 2016 Nobel nominee Lygia Fagundes Telles, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, and Alice Sant'anna. He has also edited anthologies of Brazilian writing. His work has appeared in the New York TimesForeign AffairsFreeman's, and other publications. After a stint in Rio de Janeiro, he now lives in New York.

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