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Fábio Zuker is a nonfiction writer, focusing mainly on essays, features, and investigative reports.
He holds a master's degree in social sciences from EHESS-Paris and is a doctoral candidate in social anthropology at the University of São Paulo (USP). As a journalist, he frequently collaborates with Thomson Reuters Foundation and Amazônia Real, and has written for National Geographic, Piauí Magazine, Le Monde Diplomatique Brasil, O Estado de São Paulo, Agência Pública, Nexo Jornal, InfoAmazônia and other Brazilian media.
In recent years, he has worked specifically with stories relating to the Amazon rainforest, seeking a "writing nearby" the people experiencing the destruction of their territories and their forms of resistance. He is the author of the books The Life and Death of a Minke Whale in the Amazon (Publication Studio São Paulo, 2019) — forthcoming in English with Milkweed Editions — and On an Escape Route: essays about writing, fear, and violence (Hedra, 2020).