Born in Buenos Aires and raised in São Paulo and Mexico City, Lucrecia Zappi is the author of two novels, Onça Preta (Benvirá, 2013) and Acre (Todavia, 2017), both of which she translated herself into Spanish for publication by La Huerta Grande, in Spain.
The author studied painting in Amsterdam and Philosophy in Brussels, where she lived for several years. Back in Brazil, her curiosity for languages and passion for visual arts led her to journalism and she spent several years working as a reporter for Folha de S. Paulo, specializing in contemporary art and gastronomy. An avid cook, her first book, Mil-folhas (Cosac Naify, 2009) explored the history of patisserie through the sugar cane fields of the New World.
Lucrecia has collaborated with artists on a number of art and curatorial projects, such as the installation Entr’Actes (Hermès, Geneva, 2017), with the Brazilian artist Rodrigo Matheus, as well as curatorial work for the exhibition Empty House Casa Vazia (Art Gallery Luhring Augustine, New York, 2015), a sculpture exhibition on Brazilian Neoconcretism. A graduate of NYU in Creative Writing (2009), she lives in the West Village, where she is currently working on her third novel.