Marcelo Rubens Paiva was born in 1959 and is a writer, playwright, journalist, and columnist for O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper. He is the author of the novels Malu de bicicleta (Malu on a Bike) , A segunda vez que te conheci (The second time I met you) , and others, and received the Prêmio Jabuti in 1982 and 1983. He lives in São Paulo with his wife and child.
Alison Entrekin is an Australian literary translator working from the Portuguese. Her translations include City of God by Paulo Lins, The Eternal Son by Cristovão Tezza, Near to the Wild Heart by Clarice Lispector, Budapest by Chico Buarque, and Blood-Drenched Beard by Daniel Galera. She is currently translating the twentieth-century Brazilian classic Grande Sertão: Veredas by João Guimarães Rosa. Her work has been shortlisted for a number of awards and she is a three-time finalist in the New South Wales Premier’s Translation Prize & PEN Medallion.