Litro #114: Rio

Cover illustration by Filipe Jardim, a Brazillian artist who specialises in fashion and travel illustration, spending half of his year in his native city of Rio de Janeiro and the rest circulating the globe. Filipe first made his mark when invited to produce Louis Vuitton’s Rio de Janeiro “Carnet de Voyage”. This beautifully produced book was the perfect showcase for his work and resulted in further commissions for Hermes and Issa. Recently he was asked to provide illustrations to launch the Wall Street Tiffany store in New York, whilst continuing editorial work for The New Yorker and S/N magazine.

Table of Contents

April 2012

Editor’s Letter
Sophie Lewis

Short Stories

Nilton Resende – The Crack
Translated by Alison Entrekin

Lúcia Bettencourt – Summertime
Translated by Kim Hastings

A two-person monologue by Leonardo Villa-Forte
Translated by Jaciara Topley Lira

 João Paulo Cuenca – The Tattooist
Translated by Jethro Soutar

Sérgio Rodrigues – The Stapfnunsk Report – A Decent Man

Tatiana Salem Levy – Desert
Translated by Jaciara Topley Lira


Antônio Moura – The Wait
Translated by Stefan Tobler

Two poems by Angélica Freitas
Translated by Hilary Kaplan
at eleven years old
the goldmine of my mum and my aunt

Two caligrafias by Adriana Lisboa
Translated by Diane Grosklaus Whitty
The Present

Two poems by Ramon Mello
Translated by Thereza Rocque da Motta

Literary Nonfiction
Damian Platt – Monkey Hill

Oil on canvas by Rodrigo de Souza Leão


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