"Companhia" (2014) by  Bia Wouk

"Companhia" (2014) by Bia Wouk


I am a writer, editor, and literary translator from Portuguese. My nationality is Brazilian, though I grew up in too many countries. After 10 wonderful years in New York, I made the move to sunny Los Angeles, California in 2018.

As the Los Angeles senior editor at Hyperallergic, I write a fair amount about visual art and culture. My writing and literary translations have been published in Asymptote Journal, Guernica Magazine, Hyperallergic, n+1, The Nation, the Paris Review Daily, The Millions, Stonecutter Journal, Words Without Borders, and other places.

In September 2017, I published my translations of the contemporary Brazilian poet Ana Martins Marques in a book titled This House, published by Scrambler Books. I am also translating a poetry collection by Paulo Leminski.  

I currently teach an online introductory class on literary translation with Catapult. If you're interested, I'd love to have you. Learn more here