Diane Grosklaus Whitty

Longlist, 2019 National Book Awards

Diane Grosklaus Whitty has translated The Collector of Leftover Souls: Field Notes on Brazil’s Everyday Insurrections by Eliane Brum, as well as Activist Biology by Regina Horta Duarte, and The Sanitation of Brazil by Gilberto Hochman. specializes in nonfiction in the fields of the social sciences, history, and public health. Her major book translations include The Collector of Leftover Souls by Eliane Brum, Activist Biology by Regina Horta Duarte, The Sanitation of Brazil by Gilberto Hochman, and Zika: From the Brazilian Backlands to Global Threat by Debora Diniz.
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The Collector of Leftover Souls: Field Notes on Brazil’s Everyday Insurrections

ISBN 9781644450055 Graywolf Press /

In The Collector of Leftover Souls, award-winning journalist Eliane Brum chronicles the lives of everyday Brazilians. She visits the Amazon to understand the practice of indigenous midwives, stays in São Paulo’s favelas to witness the tragedy of young men dying due to guns and drugs, and wades through the mud to capture the boom and bust of modern-day gold rushers. More about this book >

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Diane Grosklaus Whitty

Diane Grosklaus Whitty specializes in nonfiction in the fields of the social sciences, history, and public health. Her major book translations include The Collector of Leftover Souls by Eliane Brum, Activist Biology by Regina Horta Duarte, The Sanitation of Brazil by Gilberto Hochman, and Zika: From the Brazilian Backlands to Global Threat by Debora Diniz. She has also translated prose and poetry by Adriana Lisboa, Marina Colasanti, and Mário Quintana, among others. Her translations have appeared in The Guardian, The Lancet, History Today, and Litro. She spent twenty-three years in Brazil but now lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her husband.

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