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Kevin Brockmeier on Leandro Sarmatz

Leandro Sarmatz & Kevin Brockmeier

Kevin Brockmeier introduces Granta Best of Young Brazilian Novelist Leandro Sarmatz.

Leandro Sarmatz

Leandro Sarmatz was born in Porto Alegre and has lived in São Paulo since 2001. He is currently an editor at the publishing house Companhia das Letras. Sarmatz is the author of the play Mães e sogras (2000), the collection of poetry Logocausto (2009) and the short-story collection Uma fome (2010). ‘The Count’ (‘O Conde’) is taken from Uma fome.

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Kevin Brockmeier

Kevin Brockmeier was born on December 6, 1972 and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he still lives today. He is the author of the novels, The Illumination, The Brief History of the Dead and The Truth About Celia; two short-story collections, Things That Fall From the Sky and The View From The Seventh Layer; a trio of children’s books; and most recently, a memoir of his seventh-grade year, A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip. In 2007, he was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists. He teaches frequently at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and has also taught creative writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Grinnell College.

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