Eliane Brum is a Brazilian writer, journalist, and documentary filmmaker. She has received more than 40 awards and honors at home and abroad, published five nonfiction books and one novel, and directed four documentary films. In October 2019, her new book The Collector of Leftover Souls: Field Notes on Brazil's Everyday Insurrections will be launched by Graywolf in the U.S., and by Granta, in the UK. She writes regular columns for El País (Spain), and she is also a contributor to The Guardian and other European newspapers. She lives in Altamira, in the Amazon Rainforest.