Hilary Kaplan was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the translator of The Territory Is Not the Map by Marília Garcia and Rilke Shake by Angélica Freitas, which won the National Translation Award and the Best Translated Book Award in 2016. Her most recent translation is 46750, a collaboration between photographer João Pina and poet Viviane Salles. She has contributed to Granta, Modern Poetry in Translation and BBC Radio 4. Her other translations of Brazilian prose and poetry include Paloma Vidal’s short story collection, Ghosts, and poems by Ricardo Domeneck and Claudia Roquette-Pinto. She studied Comparative Literature at Yale and Brown, and Creative Writing: Poetry at San Francisco State University. She received a PEN Translation Fund award and a Rumos Literatura fellowship in literary criticism from Itaú Cultural.