Carol Bensimon

Carol Bensimon (August 22, 1982) is a Brazilian writer.

She graduated in Advertising at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), and earned a master’s degree in Literary Theory from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio  Grande do Sul (PUC-RS). She works as a literary translator, and writes regularly for the ‘Blog da Companhia’.


  • She was selected by Granta as one of the Best New Brazilian Novelists (2012).
  • Shortlisted for the Prêmio Jabuti 2010 for the novel Sinuca embaixo d’água
  • Shortlisted for the Prêmio São Paulo de Literatura 2010 for the novel Sinuca embaixo d’água


In English

  • We all loved cowboys, tr. Beth Fowler (forthcoming, 2018)

In Portuguese

  • Pó de parede (2008)
  • Sinuca embaixo d’água (2009)
  • Todos nós adorávamos caubóis (2013)
  • O clube dos jardineiros de fumaça (2017)

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