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Words for Woman

Susana Moreira Marques

Translated by Julia Sanches

‘What we need, now, is: Mrs Dalloway in London, but as an immigrant’

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.

Photograph © Vitorina Coragem

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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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