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Johnny Lorenz

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Lorenz

Johnny Lorenz is a poet, translator of Brazilian literature, literary critic and professor of English at Montclair State University. His translation of Clarice Lispector’s A Breath of Life was a finalist for Best Translated Book Award. His translation of Lispector’s The Besieged City was listed as one of the “Best Books of 2019” by Vanity Fair. His honors include a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant, a Fulbright, and, most recently, an NEA grant to support his translation of the award-winning novel Crooked Plow by Itamar Vieira Junior. Lorenz’s book of poems, Education by Windows, was published by Poets & Traitors Press.

Johnny Lorenz is a poet, translator of Brazilian literature, literary critic and professor of English at Montclair State University. His translation of Clarice Lispector’s A Breath of Life was a finalist for Best Translated Book Award. His translation of Lispector’s The Besieged City was listed as one of the “Best Books of 2019” by Vanity Fair. His honors include a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant, a Fulbright, and, most recently, an NEA grant to support his translation of the award-winning novel Crooked Plow by Itamar Vieira Junior. Lorenz’s book of poems, Education by Windows, was published by Poets & Traitors Press.

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