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Out of the Ashes

Geovani Martins & Julia Sanches

Translated by Julia Sanches

New fiction by Geovani Martins, with a translation and thoughts on translation from Julia Sanches.

Geovani Martins

Geovani Martins was born in 1991 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He grew up with his mother in the Rio neighbourhood of Vidigal. He supported his writing by working as a sandwich-board man and selling drinks on the beach, and was discovered during creative writing workshops at Flup, the literary festival of the Rio favelas. The Sun on My Head is his first book.

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Julia Sanches

Julia Sanches translates from Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Catalan. She is the translators of works by Susana Moreira Marques, Noemi Jaffe, Daniel Galera, Claudia Hernández, and Liliana Colanzi, among others. She is a founding member of the Cedilla & Co. translators’ collective, and currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Translated by Julia Sanches

Julia Sanches translates from Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Catalan. She is the translators of works by Susana Moreira Marques, Noemi Jaffe, Daniel Galera, Claudia Hernández, and Liliana Colanzi, among others. She is a founding member of the Cedilla & Co. translators’ collective, and currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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