Select Publications

Forthcoming translation of Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida’s Esse Cabelo. Tin House Books, Winter 2020.

Forthcoming translation of Fernanda Torres’s Glory and Its Litany of Horrors. Restless Books, Fall 2019.

Stories, Mia Couto. Short story collection forthcoming from Biblioasis. Tr. Eric M. B. Becker.

Forthcoming translation of poetry collection by Alice Sant’Anna. Announcement of publisher soon.

Three poems by Brazilian poet Armando Freitas Filho, co-translated with Flávia Rocha as part of the Words without BordersRevista Pessoa partnership.

Her Mother’s Mother’s Mother and Her Daughter, Maria José Silveira. Novel forthcoming from Open Letter Books in December 2017. Tr. Eric M. B. Becker.

The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão, Martha Batalha. Oneworld, October 2017. Tr. Eric M. B. Becker. (New York Times review here.)

“Three Fires,” Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida, tr. Eric M. B. Becker. A short crônica by Angolan-born Portuguese writer Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida, author of Esse Cabelo (rights available for English publication; sample translation of novel and additional short stories available). May 4, 2017. (Says 2017 Man Booker International Prize-winner José Eduardo Agualusa: “The newest star of Portuguese-language literature is named Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida—and she’s Angolan.”)

Passages: Contemporary Brazilian Women Writers. Co-edited, with Mirna Queiroz, collection of ten women writers from Brazil. June 2016.

“The Green Ball,” Lygia Fagundes Telles, tr. Eric M. B. Becker. World Literature Today. May 2016.

“The Old Man, the Mist, and a List of Dreams,” Carol Rodrigues for Words without Borders, tr. Eric M. B. Becker. May 3, 2016.

“The Gentle Assassin,” Mia Couto for The New York Times Magazine, tr. Eric M. B. Becker. April 3, 2016.

“Lamentations of a Coconut Tree,” Mia Couto, tr. Eric M. B. Becker. PEN American blog. December 2014.

“Paulo Scott on Graciliano Ramos.” tr. Eric M. B. Becker. Asymptote. October 2014.

Three stories from Mia Couto. tr. Eric M. B. Becker. The Massachusetts Review. Summer 2014. Link to PDF of “War of the Clowns.”

“Lose, Win, Live.” Carlos Drummond de Andrade tr. Eric M. B. Becker. MobyLives. 16 June 2014.

Android and iPad electronic book: “Karen, a velha tartaruga do Pedro” (“Karen the Wise Old Turtle”) from Brazilian children’s author Isabel Malzoni, 2013.

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