About Frances

Frances

Frances de Pontes Peebles is the author of the novels The Seamstress and The Air You Breathe. Her books have been translated into ten languages and won the Elle Grand Prix for fiction, the Friends of American Writers Award, and the James Michener-Copernicus Society of America Fellowship. Her second novel, The Air You Breathe, was a Book of the Month Club pick. Born in Pernambuco, Brazil, she is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She has received a Fulbright Grant, Brazil’s Sacatar Foundation Fellowship, and was a Teaching Fellow at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Her short stories and essays have appeared in O. Henry Prize Stories, Zoetrope: All-Story, Missouri Review, Indiana Review, Catapult, and Real Simple. Her novel, The Seamstress, was adapted for film and mini-series on Brazil’s Globo Network. She is proud to serve on the Board of the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. In Spring 2019, she will serve as Visiting Associate Professor of Fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Frances de Pontes Peebles nasceu no Recife e foi criada em Miami, Flórida. Formou-se em letras pela Universidade do Texas, em Austin, e completou o famoso Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Em seguida recebeu bolsa do Programa Fulbright e do Instituto Sacatar. Seu livro ENTRE IRMÃS (publicado originalmente como, A Costureira e o Cangaceiro) foi traduzido para nove idiomas e recebeu os prêmios Elle Grand Prix for Fiction, o Friends of American Writers Award e o Michener-Copernicus Fellowship. ENTRE IRMÃS foi adaptado para o cinema pela Conspiração Filmes e para a TV pela Rede Globo, em formato de minissérie.