As mentioned here earlier this month, I worked on a very interesting project recently involving the translation of bios, synopses, and samples of Brazilian authors who would potentially be invited to take part in the Frankfurt Book Fair, which will take place in October and feature Brazil as the Guest of Honor.
The list of the 70 authors who will be going to Germany later this year includes Carola Saavedra, Paulo Henriques Britto, and Michel Laub, whose information was entrusted to me during the translation project. I couldn't help but cheer for them and feel extremely happy that their work will be recognized in such an important venue.
I also noticed that some of my favorite Brazilian authors have been invited as well: Fernando Morais, João Ubaldo Ribeiro, Maurício de Sousa, Paulo Lins, Ignácio de Loyola Brandão, and Ziraldo (I actually had the honor of shaking hands and talking to the last two back in college.)
Looking forward to more news on it and to follow up on how many Brazilian books will get a voice in foreign languages as the outcome of the event.