Noemi Jaffe is an award-winning Brazilian writer whose works have been translated into nearly a dozen languages. After working as a teacher of Brazilian literature for more than twenty years and earning a PhD on the poetry of Antonio Cicero, Noemi Jaffe published her first book, a volume of poetry, in 2005 at the age of forty-three. She works across several genres, including novels, short stories, essays, and creative nonfiction. She has also worked as a literary reviewer for the cultural supplement of the daily Folha de S. Paulo and has published books on literary theory. Noemi Jaffe currently contributes a monthly column for the newspaper Valor Econômico and for the magazine Harper’s Bazaar. She teaches a creative writing course at Casa do Saber, and lives in São Paulo, Brazil.