Photo by Ted Alcorn

Photo by Ted Alcorn

I'm the author of Brazillionaires, which was a Financial Times best book of 2016 and a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. I've also written for Bloomberg Businessweek, The New Yorker, The Washington PostThe Baffler, and Lapham's Quarterly, and my reporting has taken me to Brazil, Colombia, Iraq, Mexico, and Venezuela. 

Going farther back: My last name is Bolivian, but I was born in New York City and grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I studied Latin American literature at Sarah Lawrence College (class of 2005) and later got into journalism as a freelancer living in Bogotá. I spent 2010 to 2016 based in São Paulo, where I covered the ultra-rich for Bloomberg—the basis for my book.

Now I live in Brooklyn.