Testing Regionalism, Transnationalism, and the Construction of Brazil: An Interview with Luiz Ruffato

  • Cecily Raynor Stanford University


Luiz Ruffato is one of the most prominent writers in contemporary Brazilian literature. Born in 1961 in Cataguases, Minas Gerais, Ruffato recently gained significant exposure through his opening speech at the Frankfurt International Book Fair in October of 2013, the focus of which was on Brazilian literature. 

Author Biography

Cecily Raynor, Stanford University

Cecily Raynor is Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies at McGill University. She received her doctorate from Georgetown University. Her research focuses on contemporary Latin American literature, transnationalism, and the digital humanities. She has published on spatial representations in contemporary Brazilian literature in the journal Estudos de Literatura Brasileira Contemporânea. Her current book project explores the representation of a postnational aesthetic in a series of contemporary Latin American narratives.