David Brookshaw’s translations include many novels by Mia Couto, such as Woman of the Ashes, The Sword and the Spear, The Drinker of Horizons, Sleepwalking Land, and The Tuner of Silences. In addition to his translations of Lusophone African writers such as Couto and Paulina Chiziane, he has translated widely from the literatures of Lusophone Asia and the Azores. Brookshaw is professor emeritus of Lusophone studies at the University of Bristol, England.