Emilio Fraia was born in Sao Paulo in 1982. He is the author of three books, his most recent novel, Sebastopol (Sevastopol, Alfaguara, 2018) was the winner of the Biblioteca Nacional Prize; finalist of the Oceanos Prize and Jabuti Prize and will be published by New Directions in the US and by Tranan in Sweden. It will be adapted for the big screen by Prodigo Films. A part of the novel, “August” , was published in the December 16, 2019 issue of The New Yorker magazine. He was one of Granta’s twenty Best Brazilian Young Writers in 2012. He has been awarded a Civitella Ranieri Writing Fellowship, a traditional residency program for international writers at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Italy in the 2022 season. In 2021, Fraia will participate in The Shanghai Writing Program, hosted by Shanghai Writers’ Association. He currently an editor of contemporary fiction at Companhia das Letras.