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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, Harvard Review, A Public SpaceBOMB, Los Angeles Review of BooksThe Common, and elsewhere. She is a 2018 A Public Space Fellow and a 2019 PEN/Heim winner.

She’s currently:
• teaching a literary translation workshop with Catapult
• leading a Portuguese-language reading group with And Other Stories
• translating Caio Fernando Abreu’s Spoiled Fruits and No Dragons in Paradise
• writing a novel