eric m.b. becker
Eric M.B. Becker is an award-winning literary translator and journalist, and editor of Words without Borders. In 2014, he earned a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant for his translation of a collection of short stories from the Portuguese by Neustadt Prize for International Literature winner Mia Couto, forthcoming from Biblioasis. He was resident writer at the Louis Armstrong House Museum in 2014. Becker was recently awarded a 2016 Fulbright grant to translate Brazilian literature. Before assuming the editorship of Words without Borders, he was assistant managing editor at world literature journal Asymptote when it earned a London Book Fair International Excellence Award.
Noah Perales-Estoesta is the development and digital projects specialist for the University of Hawai‘i Press and serves as MĀNOA’s associate editor. He began working at the journal in 2013 and graduated from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in spring 2015 with degrees in English and Spanish. Recipient of a Fulbright teaching assistantship, he was in Brazil for most of 2016; the photographs of Brazil that appear on this site were taken by him during that period.