Bruna Dantas Lobato
Bruna Dantas Lobato '15 is the author of the upcoming novel Blue Light Hours (Grove Atlantic, 2024) and translator of Stênio Gardel's The Words that Remain (New Vessel Press, 2023), shortlisted for the 2023 National Book Award for Translated Literature, among others.
Originally from Natal, Brazil, Dantas Lobato '15 is the author of Blue Light Hours (Grove Atlantic, 2024) and the translator of Stênio Gardel's The Words that Remain (New Vessel Press, a finalist for the 2023 National Book Award for Translated Literature), Jeferson Tenórios The Dark Side of Skin (winner of a 2023 English PEN Translates Award), and Caio Fernando Abreu's Moldy Strawberries (longlisted for the 2022 PEN Translation Prize and the Republic of Consciousness Prize, and winner of a PEN/Heim Translation Grant), among others.
Dantas Lobato's fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Guernica, A Public Space, and The Common, and has been recognized with fellowships from Yaddo, Jentel, A Public Space, NYU, the Outpost Foundation, Disquiet International, and more. She holds an MFA in Fiction from New York University, an MFA in Literary Translation from the University of Iowa, and a BA in Literature from Bennington College.
Dantas Lobato is visiting faculty member at Bennington for Spring 2024.