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Two Lines Press
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4.4 X 6.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.35 pounds
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About the Author

João Gilberto Noll (1946-2017) is the author of nearly twenty books. His work appeared in Brazil's leading periodicals, and he was a guest of the Rockefeller Foundation, King's College London, and the University of California at Berkeley, as well as a Guggenheim Fellow. A five-time recipient of the Prêmio Jabuti, and the recipient of more than ten awards in all, he died in Porto Alegre, Brazil, at the age of 70.
Edgar Garbelotto is a writer and translator born in Brazil and based in the U.S. for the past 20 years. His translation of João Gilberto Noll's novel Lord was published by Two Lines Press in 2019. His work has appeared in the Kenyon Review Online, Asymptote, Ninth Letter, Little Patuxent Review, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Illinois. Terra Incognita, written in both Portuguese and English, is his debut novel.


"Noll's daring and original style and sensibility has been brought to life in this expert translation. Lord is a brilliant introduction to a hero of Brazilian literature who deserves to be widely known in the English-speaking world." --Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation

"Noll is a master of prose, one of Brazil's true literary icons." --Literary Hub

"Noll's books are wild, violent, and fast-moving." --Los Angeles Review of Books

"One of the most celebrated writers in contemporary Brazilian literature." --Guernica magazine

"The haunting sensibilities of João Gilberto Noll's fiction point to why it's continuing to find readers now, and why it continues to be all too relevant. This is unsettling fiction in the best way." --The Culture Trip

"João Gilberto Noll could make any life into a compelling novel." --Music & Literature