Richard Zenith


Born in Washington DC, Richard Zenith is a long-time resident of Portugal, where he works as a free-lance writer, translator, researcher and critic. He has prepared numerous editions of Fernando Pessoa’s work and translated much of his prose and poetry into English (A Little Larger Than the Entire Universe: Selected PoemsThe Book of Disquiet,The Selected Prose of Fernando Pessoa and other titles). He has also translated poetry by the Galician-Portuguese troubadours, Luís de Camões, Cesário Verde, Sophia de Mello Breyner and contemporary Portuguese poets. HisEducation by Stone: Selected Poems, by Brazil’s João Cabral de Melo Neto, won the 2006 translation award from the Academy of American Poets. Zenith’s fiction translations include novels by António Lobo Antunes, José Luandino Vieira, and José Luís Peixoto. Author of a Fotobiografia de Fernando Pessoa, he has also published poems and a collection of short stories, Terceiras Pessoas.   Photo credit: blog lusofonias

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