Adriana Lisboa's many honors include the José Saramago Award, the Japan Foundation Fellowship, a fellowship from the Brazilian National Library, and the Newcomer of the Year Award from the Brazilian section of IBBY (the International Board on Books for Young People). She has published ten books, including novels, children's books, and a collection of short stories and prose poetry. Lisboa holds a BA in Music from Rio de Janeiro Federal State University (UniRio), an MA in Brazilian Literature, and a PhD in Comparative Literature from Rio de Janeiro State University (Uerj). Born in Rio de Janeiro, she now lives in Colorado.
Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren is a Montreal-based American poet and translator. Her writing and translations have been honored with an Academy of American Poets Prize, a Hopwood Award, a Fulbright Fellowship to Brazil, and residencies from the Vermont Studio Center and the Banff International Literary Translation Centre, appearing in journals including Narrative, Guernica, BOMB, and The Common. Her translations of Lisboa's Calligraphies have appeared in Brooklyn Rail's InTranslation and Exchanges. She holds an MFA in poetry and literary translation from Columbia University.