I'm the author of Brazillionaires"a compelling tale of Brazil’s superrich, which deftly weaves lurid soap opera with high finance and outrageous political skulduggery," in the words of The Wall Street Journal. I've also written for The Atlantic, The BafflerBloomberg Businessweek, The New Yorker, New York MagazineSlate, and The Washington Post, among other places. As of 2016, I live in Brooklyn.

Going farther back: I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, I got my start as a reporter when I moved to Bogotá in 2008. I spent 2010 to 2016 based in São Paulo, mostly writing about the ultra-rich but also about Brazil's political turmoil, the Zika epidemic, and the Rio Olympics

Click here for more about my book, or here for a selection of my articles. You can contact me here. I am also, alas, on Twitter.

Photo by my pal Ted Alcorn

Photo by my pal Ted Alcorn