Thick Legs | Natalia Borges Polesso | Granta

Thick Legs

Natalia Borges Polesso

Translated by Julia Sanches

‘Was soccer a sign? I don’t think so, nearly all the girls had boyfriends, except for Greice and Kelli, and I didn’t have one because I was a puta, as they used to say, I hooked up with everybody.’

Natalia Borges Polesso

Natalia Borges Polesso is from Bento Gonçalves in Brazil. She is a writer and a translator with a PhD in literary theory. She is the author of Cutouts for Photo Album without PeopleAmora – which in 2016 won the Prêmio Jabuti, the Jabuti Amazon Reader’s Choice Award, the Book of the Year AGES Award, and the Prêmio Açorianos de Literatura – and Control. In 2017, she was one of only two Brazilian authors on the Bogotá39 list, which selects the most promising Latin American authors under thirty-nine.

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Translated by Julia Sanches

Julia Sanches was born in Brazil and grew up in Mexico, the US, Switzerland, Scotland and Catalonia. She translates from Portuguese, Spanish and Catalan into English, and has worked with Geovani Martins, Claudia Hernández, Dolores Reyes and Eva Baltasar, among others. She is a founding member of the Cedilla & Co. translators’ collective, and currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island. Image © Dagan Farancz

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