Bruna Dantas Lobato was born and raised in Natal, Brazil. A graduate of Bennington College, she received her MFA in Literary Translation from the University of Iowa and her MFA in Fiction from New York University, where she was the Fiction Editor of Washington Square Review. Her stories, essays, and translations from the Portuguese have appeared or are forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, A Public Space, Harvard Review, BOMB, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Common, and elsewhere, and have been recognized with fellowships and grants from A Public Space, DISQUIET, PEN America, and the American Literary Translators Association.

Her translations of Caio Fernando Abreu's Moldy Strawberries and No Dragons in Paradise are forthcoming from Archipelago Books. She’s currently at work on her first novel.