Isabel Lucas is a journalist and literary critic. She began her journalism career in television before working for several of Portugal’s most important newspapers and magazines. A freelancer since 2012, she contributes regularly to Publíco, Portugal’s top newspaper, and regularly writes for other publications in Portugal and abroad, focusing principally on American literature. She is the author of two books and coauthor of two others. She has interviewed and reported on some of the most celebrated contemporary American writers. Throughout 2016, she traveled the United States, seeking to understanding the complexity of the country through the prism of its literature. Drawing on these experiences, she published Viagem ao sonho americano (Journey to the Heart of the American Dream) in 2017. Since 2011, she splits her time between Lisbon and the United States.