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Brazil Inside Out – CBC "Writers & Company" Podcast Special Series

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Catching up on podcasts this weekend, I discovered I'd nearly missed a special five-part series on Brazil from the CBC's "Writers & Company" podcast with Eleanor Wachtel. Eleanor speaks with renowned children's author Ana Maria Machado (CBC, I love you, but her name is not pronounced 'My shadow'), who will be at Flipside later this year, the legendary Luis Fernando Veríssimo and Michel Laub (both have been translated by Margaret Jull Costa) and Bernardo Carvalho (at Flipside last year). Two of my favorites were the interviews with Sergio Rodrigues, author of Elza, The Girl, which will be published in English (my translation) this September, and with filmmaker José Padilha. They're well worth a listen!