Photo by Ted Alcorn

Photo by Ted Alcorn

I'm the author of Brazillionairesa "compelling tale of Brazil’s superrich, which deftly weaves lurid soap opera with high finance and outrageous political skulduggery," as a review in The Wall Street Journal put it. I've also written for The Atlantic, The BafflerBloomberg Businessweek, The New Yorker, Vanity Fairand The Washington Post. 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 moved to Bogotá in 2008 to report on the politics of Colombia and Venezuela. I spent 2010 to 2016 based in São Paulo, mostly covering the ultra-rich but also Brazil's political turmoil, the Zika epidemic, and the Rio Olympics.

In my free time, I like to climb. I am also, alas, on Twitter.