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I'm the author of Brazillionaires: Wealth, Power, Decadence, and Hope in an American Country, which was a Financial Times best book of 2016 and a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. I've also written for The Atlantic, The Baffler, Bloomberg Businessweek, Lapham's Quarterly, The New Yorker, and The Washington Post, and my reporting has taken me to Brazil, Colombia, Iraq, Mexico, and Venezuela. I live in Brooklyn.

Going farther back: My last name is Bolivian, but I was born in New York City and grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After studying Latin American literature at Sarah Lawrence College, I got into journalism as a freelancer in Bogotá from 2008 to 2010. I spent the next six years in São Paulo, where I covered the ultra-rich for Bloomberg—the basis for my book. Since then I've written about Brazil's political turmoil, American billionaires, and the Yezidi religion, with other odd stories along the way.