Richard Zenith


Richard Zenith’s masterwork biography of Pessoa was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2022. Education by Stone: Selected Poems by Brazil’s João Cabral de Melo Neto won the 2006 translation award from the Academy of American Poets. In addition to his voluminous translations of Pessoa’s work and the writings of other Portuguese poets, Zenith’s fiction translations include novels by António Lobo Antunes, José Luandino Vieira, and José Luís Peixoto. Author of Fotobiografia de Fernando Pessoa, he has also published poems and a collection of short stories, Terceiras Pessoas. Photo credit: blog lusofonias