Richard Zenith


Born in Washington, DC, Richard Zenith is a long-time resident of Portugal, where he works as a freelance 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. His Education by Stone: Selected Poems by Brazil’s Joao Cabral de Melo Neto won the 2006 translation award from the Academy of American Poets. Zenith’s fiction translations include novels by Antonio Lobo Antunes, Jose Luandino Vieira, and Jose Luis 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