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Itamar Vieira Junior

Portrait of Brazilian writer Itamar Vieira Junior
Itamar Vieira Junior, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Itamar Vieira Junior

Itamar Vieira Junior was born in Salvador, Bahia, in 1979. He holds a doctorate in Ethnic and African Studies. Before Crooked Plow, he published a collection of short stories entitled The Executioner’s Prayer, which was nominated for Brazil’s biggest literary award, the Jabuti. Crooked Plow won the prestigious 2018 LeYa Award in Portugal.

Articles by Itamar Vieira Junior

The Unsettled Sound of the Landscape
By Itamar Vieira Junior
The wind was strong, and the clothes hanging all along the barbed wire fence began to fall. From the doorway, she saw the violent path of the leaves and the dirt swept along the ground. They ran, returned,…
Translated by Tiffany M. Higgins