I provide literary translation services from Portuguese to English. I am particularly passionate about contemporary Brazilian literary fiction, and also enjoy noir and creative non-fiction.
My tastes lean toward the offbeat and unusual, and I am drawn to writing that explores the concept of identity and the stories of Brazil's many immigrant and diaspora communities.
I regularly provide sample translations and reader reports to publishers and agents, and I blog about Brazilian literature and other Portuguese-language books at Gringa Reads.
Adultery: A Novel, by Paulo Coelho, translated in collaboration with Margaret Jull Costa. Published by Random House in August 2014.
Elza: the Girl, by Sérgio Rodrigues, published by AmazonCrossing in September 2014.
The Spy, by Paulo Coelho. Published by Random House in November 2016.
The Last Winter by Vanessa Barbara, in Sobras, published by Chose Commune, April 2017.
The Time Left by Carlos Henrique Schroeder in Words Without Borders - Brazil Beyond Rio Issue, July 2016.
Tupi's Widow by Alexandre Vidal Porto in Pessoa - Contemporary Brazilian Literature: Special Edition, October 2015.
Diary of a Lyrical Nihilist by Evandro Affonso Ferreira in Pessoa - Contemporary Brazilian Literature: Special Edition, October 2015.
The Woman Who Slept With the Horse by João Ximenes Braga in The Book of Rio, published by Comma Press, June 2014.
Essays & Memoir:
Selected passages from Forest Diaries by Betty Mindlin, published in Glossolalia - Women Writing Brazil, August 2016.
'When Did I Become a Writer?' by Mia Couto, published in the Granta online edition, December 2014.
Extracts & Samples:
Excerpt from Desert by Luis S. Krausz, Mānoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing, February 2019.
Sample from Entre as mãos (Between Their Fingers), by Juliana Leite (available on request).
Sample from Sebastopol by Emílio Fraia (available on request).
Sample from A Nossa Alegria Chegou (Our Joy Has Come) by Alexandra Lucas Coelho (available on request).
Sample from A Instrução da Noite (The Instruction of the Night) by Maurício de Almeida (available on request).
Excerpt from The Smoke Gardeners' Club by Carol Bensimon, Washington Square Review, October 2017.
Excerpt from Opisanie Swiata, by Veronica Stigger, The Missing Slate, February 2017.
Sample from Operação Impensável (Operation Unthinkable), by Vanessa Barbara (available on request).
Sample from A Resistência (Resistance) by Julián Fuks (available from Companhia das Letras).
Sample from Rio Acima (Upriver) by Pedro Cesarino (available from Companhia das Letras).
Sample from Deserto (Desert) by Luis S. Krausz (available upon request).
Sample from Luxúria (Lust) by Fernando Bonassi, published in Machado de Assis magazine.
Sample from História da Chuva (Story of the Rain) by Carlos Henrique Schroeder (available from Agência MTS).
Sample from Que Fim Levou a Juliana Klein? (Whatever Happened to Juliana Klein?) by Marcos Peres, published in Machado de Assis magazine.
Excerpt from O Cheiro do Ralo (Drained), by Lourenço Mutarelli (available upon request).
Excerpt from Viva Mexico, by Alexandra Lucas Coelho, for the Autumn 2013 And Other Stories Portuguese Reading Group.