Eric M. B. Becker
Eric M. B. Becker is editor of Words without Borders. He is also an award-winning journalist and literary translator. In 2014, he earned a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant for a collection of short stories from the Portuguese by Neustadt Prize for International Literature winner and 2015 Man Booker International Finalist Mia Couto and was resident writer at the Louis Armstrong House. He has translated the work of numerous Brazilian writers, including 2016 Nobel nominee Lygia Fagundes Telles, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Noemi Jaffe, Alice Sant'anna, and 2015 Jabuti Prize winner Carol Rodrigues. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Freeman's, and World Literature Today, among other publications. In 2016, he was the recipient of a Fulbright grant to travel to Rio de Janeiro to translate Brazilian literature and edited PEN America's Glossolalia anthology of Brazilian women writers with Mirna Queiroz. He lives in New York.