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Luisa Geisler



In 2012 Luisa Geisler was chosen by Granta magazine as one of their Best Young Brazilian Novelists. She is the author of three books published in Brazil. Her first book, Contos de mentira (Tales of Deceit) (2011), received the SESC Prize for Literature and was selected for the Jabuti Award for Literature. The Novel Quiçá (Perhaps) (2012) was also deserving of the SESC Prize for Literature and was preselected for the Jabuti, Machado de Assis and São Paulo Awards for Literature. The work was translated and published in Spain by Ediciones Siruela in 2016.

The latest novel, Emergency Lights Will Turn On Automatically (2014), has been pre-selected for the Oceans Portuguese Language Literature Prize and translated and published in Argentina by Blatt & Ríos in 2017. Luisa has participated in art projects such as the Bridge Commission Audio Walks of London’s Serpentine Galleries (along with authors like Adam Thirlwell, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Valeria Luiselli), 89plus (curated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets) and the Omi Writers Residency program at Ledig House in New York.

She has collaborated with major Brazilian newspapers, such as Folha de São Paulo, Estado de São Paulo and O Globo. She has participated in literary events in Brazil and abroad, such as the Festa Literária de Paraty, Flipoços, Bienal do Livro de São Paulo, Bienal do Livro do Rio de Janeiro, the Boston Book Festival, the Guadalajara International Book Fair, as well as events in Brazilian and international universities, such as Boston University, UCLA and the Printemps Littéraire Brésilien at the Sorbonne.

Her works of fiction and other writings have been published in Argentina, Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, the United States and the United Kingdom. She is currently working as a translator of literature. Luisa was born in Canoas, in Southern Brazil, in 1991.