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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.

Fernanda Trías (Uruguay, 1976) is the author of three novels and two short story collections. Her stories have been included in anthologies in US, Uruguay, Peru, Germany and UK. The Rooftop was selected among the best books of the year by the El País and won the third prize of the Uruguayan National Literature Prize (2002). She received the BankBoston Foundation Prize for National Culture (2006) as well as the Unesco scholarship. In 2012 she received a full scholarship to pursue an MFA in Creative Writing at New York University. She currently lectures in Creative Writing and lives in Bogotá, Colombia.