Eliane Brum is a writer, journalist, and documentary filmmaker. She spent eleven years as a reporter for the newspaper Zero Hora, in Porto Alegre, and ten years for the magazine Época, in São Paulo. Since 2010, she has worked as an independent journalist and has received more than forty awards at home and abroad, including the Vladimir Herzog, Esso, and King of Spain prizes. She has published five non-fiction books: Coluna Prestes, o avesso da lenda (1994, Azorean Prize for new author), A Vida Que Ninguém Vê (Jabuti, 2007), O Olho da Rua (2008), A Menina Quebrada (2013, Azores Prize for best book), and Meus desacontecimentos (2014). In 2011, she published the novel Uma Duas (short-listed for the São Paulo Literature and Portugal Telecom Literature prizes). She has written and directed four documentaries: Uma história severina (2005, winner of seventeen prizes), Gretchen Filme Estrada (2010), Laerte-se (2017), and Eu+1 – uma jornada de saúde mental na Amazônia (2017). She currently writes a weekly column for El País and is a contributor to The Guardian. A compilation of stories from her books O Olho da Rua and A Vida Que Ninguém Vê will be published by Graywolf Press in 2019.
Diane Grosklaus Whitty specializes in non-fiction in the fields of the social sciences, history, and public health. Her major book translations include Activist Biology, by Regina Horta Duarte (University of Arizona Press, 2016), The Sanitation of Brazil, by Gilberto Hochman (University of Illinois Press, 2016), and Zika: From the Brazilian Backlands to Global Threat, by Debora Diniz (Zed Books, 2017). She has also translated prose and poetry by Adriana Lisboa, Marina Colasanti, and Mário Quintana, among others. Her translations have appeared in The Guardian, The Lancet, History Today, and Litro. She is currently working on a collection of feature articles by Eliane Brum to be published by Graywolf Press in 2019.