Eric Becker

Entrevistador

Leiria Poetry Festival - Eric Becker

Eric M. B. Becker é editor da WWB – Words Without Borders e premiado tradutor literário tendo sido bolseiro da National Endowment for the Arts, the Fulbright Commission, PEN America e Louis Armstrong House Museum.

A sua tradução de obras de Mia Couto mereceu-lhe uma menção honrosa do Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize em 2019, bem como a tradução do livro de Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida Esse Cabelo fpo finalista do 2021 PEN Translation Prize.

Eric M B Becker é co-fundador do Festival Pess.

Eric M. B. Becker is editor of Words without Borders and an award-winning literary translator from the Portuguese. He has earned fellowships and residencies from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fulbright Commission, PEN America, and the Louis Armstrong House Museum.

In 2019, his translation of Mia Couto’s Rain and Other Stories received honorable mention from the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize, and his translation of Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida’s That Hair (Tin House 2020) is a finalist for the 2021 PEN Translation Prize. He is a cofounder of the transatlantic Pessoa Festival.