Beatriz Seelaender was born in São Paulo, Brazil. Her first novel, De volta ao Vazio: Rosário da Sinhá e outras memórias (in Brazilian Portuguese), was published in 2016, and she has since been trying her hand at English. Her short story “Music for the People in the Shadows” appeared in Cagibi Issue 2. Seelaender’s essays have appeared in The Collapsar and The Manifest-Station, and her short stories also in Psychopomp Lit Mag, The Gateway Review, and others. Her story “A Kidney Caught in Quicksand”, published by Grub Street in 2017, earned recognition from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in the categories of experimental fiction and humor writing. Seelaender is currently studying Literature and Languages at the University of São Paulo.