Eric M. B. Becker
Eric M. B. Becker is an award-winning literary translator and journalist, and editor of Words without Borders. In 2014, he earned a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant for his translation of a collection of short stories from the Portuguese by Neustadt Prize for International Literature winner Mia Couto, forthcoming from Biblioasis. He has also published translations of work by Brazilian writers Paulo Scott, Eric Nepomuceno, and Carlos Drummond de Andrade. He was resident writer at the Louis Armstrong House Museum in 2014. He has been awarded a 2016 Fulbright grant for translations from Brazilian Portuguese. He holds an MFA from Queens College-City University of New York. He lives in New York.
Awards and Recognition
- 2016 Fulbright Grant - Translations of Brazilian Literature
- 2014 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant
- 2014 Louis Armstrong House Museum Resident