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Man Crossing Bridges

Ronaldo Correia de Brito

Translated by Daniel Hahn

Ronaldo Correia de Brito was born in 1951, in a small town in Ceará, in...

Ronaldo Correia de Brito

Ronaldo Correia de Brito was born in 1951, in a small town in Ceará, in the Northeast region of Brazil, and now lives in Recife, Pernambuco. His first collection (Knife) was launched in 2003. Shortly after that, Ronaldo published his second story collection (Book of Men), and established himself as an accomplished short story writer (the third collection, Immoral Portraits, would be published in 2010). He has since written two novels Galilee (2010) and I’ve Been Outside (2012).

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Translated by Daniel Hahn

Daniel Hahn is a writer, editor and translator with some forty books to his name. His translations from Spanish, Portuguese and French include fiction from Europe, Africa and the Americas, and non-fiction by writers ranging from Portuguese Nobel laureate José Saramago to Brazilian footballer Pelé. His translation of José Eduardo Agualusa’s O Vendedor de Passados (The Book of Chameleons) won the 2007 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. A former chair of the Translators Association and national programme director of the British Centre for Literary Translation, he is currently chair of the Society of Authors and on the board of trustees of a number of organisations working with literature, literacy and free expression, including the English PEN, Pop Up and Modern Poetry in Translation.

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