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Lúcia Bettencourt

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Lúcia Bettencourt

A native of Rio de Janeiro, Lúcia Bettencourt is one of the most innovative and dynamic writers in Brazil today. Her first book, the highly acclaimed collection A secretária de Borges, won the SESC Prize for Literature and quickly became one of the publisher¹s bestselling titles; it is currently in its second edition. A subsequent work, “A cicatriz da Olímpia” (Olympia’s Scar), won the inaugural Osman Lins Short Story Contest and appeared in a compilation of notable contemporary Brazilian fiction. Ms. Bettencourt was also awarded the prestigious Josué Guimarães Prize for three as-yet unpublished stories. Her second collection, Linha de sombra (Shadow Line), was recently released and has received numerous favorable reviews.
 

Articles by Lúcia Bettencourt

Through the Looking Glass, and What the Author Saw after Being Translated
By Lúcia Bettencourt
Until I was published, I viewed my stories as my own, personal things, extensions of my mind that could be compared to an article of clothing, changed according to the day and season; or, perhaps, some…
Borges’s Secretary
By Lúcia Bettencourt
I don’t know when she discovered that I could no longer see.  Not even I had completely discerned this; I would look at books and judged that I could still see the pages, read them, understand…
Translated from Portuguese by Kim M. Hastings
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