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Rachel Seiffert on Vanessa Barbara

Rachel Seiffert & Vanessa Barbara

‘A story that starts with a bereavement: already I’m drawn in.’

Rachel Seiffert

Born in Oxford in 1971, Rachel Seiffert divides her time between teaching and writing. She is the author of several novels, including Afterwards and The Dark Room, shortlisted for the 2001 Man Booker Prize. She was one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 2003.

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Vanessa Barbara

Vanessa Barbara is a journalist, translator and writer. Her publications include O livro amarelo do terminal (2008), winner of the Jabuti Award, the novel O verão do Chibo (2008), co-written with Emilio Fraia and the children’s book Endrigo, o escavador de umbigo (2011), illustrated by Andrés Sandoval. She has published a translation of The Great Gatsby, edits the literary website A Hortaliça (www.hortifruti.org) and is a columnist for the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo. Her novel Noites de alface was published in 2013.

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