The Life and Death of a Minke Whale in the Amazon: And Other Stories of the Brazilian Rainforest
May 10, 2022
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About the Author
Fábio Zuker is the author of The Life and Death of a Minke Whale in the Amazon, and a nonfiction writer primarily of essays, columns, and journalism. He holds a master's degree from Paris's School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences and is a PhD candidate in Social Anthropology at the University of São Paulo. As a journalist, he is a frequent contributor to Amazônia Real and Thomson Reuters Foundation, and has written articles for National Geographic, Revista Piauí, Le Monde Diplomatique Brasil, Agência Pública, and Nexo Jornal, among others. He has twice been a Pulitzer Center grantee. In recent years, he has worked specifically with stories of the Amazon rainforest, looking to write "nearby" the people whose land is being destroyed and their approaches to resistance. Ezra E. Fitz is the translator of The Life and Death of a Minke Whale in the Amazon. He has worked with Grammy-winning musician Juanes, Emmy-winning journalist Jorge Ramos, and the king of soccer himself, Pelé. His translations of contemporary Latin American literature by Alberto Fuguet, Eloy Urroz, and others have been praised by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, and The Believer, among other publications. Fitz has been awarded grants from the Mexican National Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA). He was a 2010 Resident at the Banff International Literary Translation Centre and a 2019 Peter Taylor Fellow with the Kenyon Review Literary Translation Workshop. He lives with his wife and children in Spring Hill, Tennessee.