CAROL BENSIMON was born in Porto Alegre, Southern Brazil, in 1982. She is the author of the highly acclaimed novel O Clube dos Jardineiros de Fumaça (2017, Companhia das Letras) which won the Jabuti Award, the most prestigious literary award in Brazil and was shortlisted for the São Paulo Prize of Literature. She also wrote the novels We All Loved Cowboys (2013, Compania das Letras) which was published in the United States (Transit Press), France (Belfond) and Spain (Continta Me Tienes). Her debut novel Sinuca embaixo d’água was published in 2009 by Companhia das Letras after publishing her first work of fiction, the acclaimed story collection Pó de parede (Não Editora, 2008). In 2012 she was selected by Granta as one of the Best Young Brazilian Novelists. Carol Bensimon has a master’s degree in Creative Writing from PUCRS. She lives with her girlfriend in Mendocino, California. Diorama is her fourth novel.