Paulo Henriques Britto

Paulo Henriques Britto teaches translation, poetry and creative writing at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. He has translated about 110 books, including poetry by Byron, Wallace Stevens, and Elizabeth Bishop, and fiction by Henry James, William Faulkner, and Thomas Pynchon. He has also published works of poetry, fiction, theory and criticism. A selection of his poetry, edited and translated by Idra Novey, came out in the U.S in 2007. Seven of his books have won prizes.


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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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