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October 12, 2021
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About the Author
Maria Judite de Carvalho (1921-1998) is widely considered one of Portugal's most important writers of the second half of the twentieth century. Born and educated in Lisbon, with a secondary education in France, Carvalho's work spans painting, journalism, and fiction, with a specialization in the short story and novella forms. A writer of great concision with an eye on modernization, the changing politics of Portugal, and the effect of contemporary life on everyday people, especially women, Carvalho published widely and to great critical acclaim in her time. Empty Wardrobes is her first work available in English.
Margaret Jull Costa has been a literary translator for nearly thirty years and has translated works by novelists such as José Maria de Eça de Queiroz, José Saramago, Fernando Pessoa, and Javier Marías, as well as the poetry of Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen and Ana Luísa Amaral. She has won various prizes, most recently the 2015 Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation for Bernardo Atxaga's The Adventures of Shola.
Kate Zambreno is the author of eight books, most recently the novel Drifts (Riverhead) and a study on Hervé Guibert, To Write as if Already Dead (Columbia University Press). She is a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow in Nonfiction, and is at work on an essay collection, The Missing Person, to be published by Riverhead, and a novel, Foam. She teaches in the graduate nonfiction program at Columbia University and is the Strachan Donnelley Chair in Environmental Writing at Sarah Lawrence College.