Adriana Lisboa was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1970 and raised in her home town. With degrees in music and literature, she has published, among other books, the novels Crow Blue (chosen a book of the year by The Independent), Symphony in White (winner of the José Saramago Prize) and Hut of Fallen Persimmons. She has also published a collection of poems, Part of the Landscape, and books for children. Her books have been translated and published in more than twenty countries. Her stories and poems have appeared in Modern Poetry in Translation and Granta, among others. She lived in France and in the United States, and currently resides in New Zealand.
photo by Daniel Mordzinski (2007)