Photo by Ted Alcorn

Photo by Ted Alcorn

I’m a freelance writer with bylines at The Atlantic, The Awl, Bloomberg Businessweek, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, and The Washington Post, among other places. My first book, Brazillionaires: Wealth, Power, Decadence, and Hope in an American Country, was published by Random House (via the Spiegel & Grau imprint) in the summer of 2016. I also tweet at @alexcuadros.

Going farther back: I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College (class of ’05), I worked for a while in book publishing in New York before moving to Bogotá to become a journalist. From 2010 to 2016 I lived in São Paulo, mostly covering the ultra-rich as a full-time job—which was the basis for my book. Now I'm based in New York.