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Vasco Gato was born in 1978 in Lisbon, Portugal, where he currently lives and works as a translator. After studying Economics and Philosophy, he became a professional translator due to his own artistic work as a poet. Since 2000, Vasco Gato has published fifteen books of poetry, a play and two anthologies of poems he selected and translated into Portuguese. He has also translated several novels from English, Spanish and Italian, by authors such as Anthony Burguess, Charles Bukowski, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Iris Murdoch, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Manuel Vilas, Mario Vargas LLosa, Domenico Starnone, Italo Svevo and Roberto Saviano.