Conceição Evaristo is a poet, novelist, and essayist from Minas Gerais, Brazil. She holds a master’s degree in Brazilian literature from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro and a doctorate in comparative literature from the Universidade Federal Fluminense. Her first publication was the series Cadernos Negros (1990), released with the support of the Afro-Brazilian literary group Quilombhoje. She has published seven books, including Olhos d’água, the 2015 winner of the Jabuti prize, five of which have been translated into English, French, Spanish, and Arabic. She has received numerous prizes and awards, including the Nicolás Guillén Literataure Prize from the Caribbean Philosophical Association, the Mestra das Periferias Prize from the Instituto Maria e João Aleixo, and the Prêmio do Governo de Minas Gerais for her body of work. She has been recognized at numerous literary festivals, and has had a number of books incorporated into national public-school curricula. She released her collection of poetry “Poemas da Recordação de Outros Movimentos” in a bilingual edition at the Salon du Livre in Paris in 2015, and several years later, she was awarded the Jabuti Prize for her contributions to Brazilian literature.