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Carol Bensimon

Carol Bensimon

Carol Bensimon (born August 22, 1982 in Porto Alegre) is a Brazilian writer.[1]

Bensimon graduated in Advertising at UFRGS, later acquiring a master's degree in Literary Theory at PUC-RS and through an exchange, she studied also at Pantheon-Sorbonne University. Bensimon published short stories in magazines Ficções, Ficção de Polpa e Bravo!, as well as in the newspaper Zero Hora.

Her first book was Pó de parede (Não Editora, 2008), including three novellas.[2]

In 2009, after receiving a literary creation scholarship by Funarte she wrote Sinuca embaixo d'água, published by Companhia das Letras. The book was a finalist of São Paulo Prize for Literature in category New Author and of Jabuti Award 2010 in the category Novel.[3]

She was one of the authors included in the anthology Histórias Femininas, published in 2011 by publisher Scipione. The book included tales of contemporary authors such as Indigo, Cecília Giannetti and Andréa del Fuego.

Bensimon was selected in 2012 as one of 20 Best of Young Brazilian Writers by the British Granta Magazine, "which indicates the names that will build the map of Brazilian literature".[4]


  • Pó de parede (Não editora, 2008)
  • Sinuca embaixo d'água (Companhia das Letras, 2009)
  • Todos nós adorávamos caubóis (Companhia das Letras, 2013)
    • English translation: We All Loved Cowboys. (Transit Books, 2018)[5]
  • O clube dos jardineiros de fumaça (Companhia das Letras, 2017)[6]


  1. de Oliveira, Angela Francisca Mendez. "Século XXI: A presença de jovens escritores no sistema literário do Grande Do Sul". Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  2. "Pó de parede". Não Editora. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  3. "Saem indicados ao Prêmio Jabuti". G1. 1 September 2010. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  4. "The Best of Young Brazilian Novelists". Granta Magazine. Archived from the original on 30 June 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  5. Meyer, Lily (2018-11-12). "A Road-Trip Novel That Punctures Political Myopia". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  6. "Novo livro de Carol Bensimon trata de maconha na Califórnia; leia trecho". Folha de S.Paulo. Retrieved 2018-04-17.

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