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Sergio Schargel is a Ph.D candidate in Literature at USP, Ph.D candidate in Media at UERJ, Ph.D candidate in Political Science at UFF and master candidate in Political Science at UNIRIO. He holds a master’s degree in Literature from PUC-Rio, as well as bachelor’s in Social Communication, Journalism and Social Communication, Advertising and Marketing, both from PUC-Rio. Sergio works as a MEI Communication Analyst at the Igarape Institute. His research and artistic production are focused on the relationship between literature and politics, covering themes such as political theory, political literature, post-memory, anti-Semitism and the work of Sylvia Serafim Thibau.

Julián Fuks has gained recognition as one of Brazil’s most outstanding writers. Fuks is the author of the novels Histórias de literatura e cegueira and Procura do romance, both shortlisted for the Oceanos Award and the Jabuti Award. His novel Resistance was the winner of the Jabuti Award for Book of the Year, the Oceanos Prize, the José Saramago Literary Prize and the Anna Seghers Prize. Occupation is a sequel to Resistance and Fuks’ second book to appear in English.

Geraldo Valério was born in Brazil, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Drawing, followed by a Master of Arts at New York University. His many highly acclaimed books include My Book of Birds; At the Pond; Friends; Blue Rider; Turn On the Night; and The Egg. His work has been published in many countries, including Canada, the US, Brazil, Portugal, France, the UK and China. Geraldo lives in Toronto.