Frances De Pontes Peebles

Visiting Associate Professor

Spring 2019

Frances de Pontes Peebles is the author of The Seamstress and The Air You Breathe. Both books have been translated widely. The Seamstress has been published in nine languages and won the Elle Grand Prix for fiction, the Friends of American Writers Award, and the James Michener-Copernicus Society of America Fellowship. It was adapted for film in 2017 by Conspiração Filmes and for a television miniseries which aired to record-setting ratings on Brazil’s Rede Globo network in January 2018.

Born in Pernambuco, Brazil and raised in Miami, Florida, Peebles is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She is proud to serve on the board of the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights.

Research areas
  • Fiction
Portrait of Frances De Pontes Peebles