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Travel Notes About Death

Susana Moreira Marques

Translated by Julia Sanches

‘The first notes I take are about a man who was born, grew up, worked, was married, had a daughter, grew old, and died in the same village.’

Susana Moreira Marques

Susana Moreira Marques is a writer and a journalist living in Lisbon. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, Lettre International, Feuilleton and many other publications in several languages. Her first book, Now and at the Hour of Our Death, blending essay, reportage and oral history, was praised as a genre-busting debut and was translated into English, Spanish and French. Her memoir about motherhood, Quanto Tempo Tem Um Dia (How Long Is a Day), is forthcoming in May 2020.

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Translated by Julia Sanches

Julia Sanches translates from Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Catalan. She is the translator 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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