Excerpt from Desert by Luis S. Krausz, Mānoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing, February 2019.

Excerpt from The Smoke Gardeners' Club by Carol Bensimon, The Washington Square Review, October 2017.

"The Last Winter" by Vanessa Barbara, in Sobras, Chose Commune, 2017.

Selected chapters from Opisanie Swiata by Veronica Stigger, The Missing Slate, February 2017.

Selected passages from Forest Diaries by Betty Mindlin, Glossolalia - Women Writing Brazil, August 2016.

"The Time Left" by Carlos Henrique Schroeder, Words Without Borders - Brazil Beyond Rio Issue, July 2016.

The Spy by Paulo Coelho, Random House, 2016.

Extract from Luxúria by Fernando Bonassi, Machado de Assis Magazine, November 2015.

Extract from Que Fim Levou a Juliana Klein? by Marcos Peres, Machado de Assis Magazine, November 2015.

"Tupi's Widow" by Alexandre Vidal Porto, Revista Pessoa - Contemporary Brazilian Literature: Special Edition, October 2015.

"Diary of a Lyrical Nihilist" by Evandro Affonso Ferreira, Revista Pessoa - Contemporary Brazilian Literature: Special Edition, October 2015.

Extract from Opisanie swiata by Veronica Stigger, Machado de Assis Magazine, March 2015.

'When Did I Become a Writer?' by Mia Couto, Granta Online, December 4, 2014.

Elza: The Girl by Sérgio Rodrigues, AmazonCrossing, 2014.

Adultery by Paulo Coelho, in collaboration with Margaret Jull Costa, Random House, 2014.

'The Woman Who Slept with a Horse' by João Ximenes Braga, The Book of Rio, June 2014, Comma Press

All Dogs are Blue by Rodrigo de Souza Leão, co-translated with Stefan Tobler, And Other Stories, 2013


  • My translation of "Families", by Alvaro Mendes, was an official finalist at the 2016 Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest, Drama Competition.

  • 2015 PEN/Heim Translation Fund grant for my translation of Opisanie swiata by Veronica Stigger.

  • Translator-in-Residence at the 2015 Paraty International Literary Festival (FLIP), sponsored by FLIP and the British Council.


2008 MA Intercultural Communication, Anglia Ruskin University
2003 BA French & International Studies, with Honors, Guilford College


  • American Literary Translators Association (ALTA)

  • PEN America

  • Translators Association (Society of Authors)

  • Emerging Literary Translators Network (ETN)


2017 – Founding Member of The Starling Bureau

2011 – present  Freelance Translator

2007 – 2011 Editor/Translation Coordinator FPP Edu-Media, São Paulo, Brazil 

2003 – 2005  Project Manager/In-House Translator Language Resources, Inc., Greensboro, NC, USA


March 2017: Panel discussion at the Translators Association Pre-LBF Translation Symposium

February 2017: Translation Workshop with 4th Year Portuguese students at the University of Edinburgh.

July 2015: Talk with Alison Entrekin, chaired by Sophie Lewis, Casa SESC, FLIP (Paraty International Literary Festival), Paraty, Brazil.

June 2015: Talk with author Sérgio Rodrigues, chaired by Rachel Bertol, part of the "O autor e seu tradutor" series, Brazilian National Library, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

June 2015: Panel discussion on literary translation residencies with Dirceu Villa, chaired by Paulo Werneck, Casa Guilherme de Almeida, São Paulo, Brazil.

September 2014: Translation duel with Lucy Greaves, chaired by Daniel Hahn, of short story entitled 'Three Days' by Brazilian author Daniel Galera at Flipside Festival, Snape Maltings, Suffolk.

August 2014: Panel discussion on 'Brazilian Literature – Challenges for Translation', King's College London, UK.