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Johnny Lorenz, son of Brazilian immigrants, received his doctorate in English from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000. He is a Full Professor of English at Montclair State University. In 2003, he was awarded a Fulbright grant to conduct research in Brazil. He has published scholarly articles, poetry, and translations. His book of poetry, EDUCATION BY WINDOWS, was published by Poets & Traitors Press (2018). His translations of Clarice Lispector's A BREATH OF LIFE (2012), finalist for the Best Translated Book Award, and THE BESIEGED CITY (2019), listed as one of the best books of 2019 by Vanity Fair, were published by New Directions. He has published articles on Brazilian literature in journals such as Modern Fiction Studies and Luso-Brazilian Review. He recently received a PEN grant in support of his translation of NOTEBOOK OF RETURN by Edimilson de Almeida Pereira. In 2021, he received an NEA grant to translate the award-winning novel CROOKED PLOW by Itamar Vieira Junior.
Poetry, Latin American Literature, Brazilian Literature, Translation (from the Brazilian Portuguese), Poetry Writing
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