Helena Cardoso was born in Lisbon in 1947. She graduated from Lisbon University with a degree in German and English philology. She is a translator and a photographer, having studied photography in 1976, at ArCO, Lisbon. She has translated into Portuguese works by many English and American novelists and poets, including: Lawrence Durrell, David Lodge, Bruce Chatwin, W. B. Yeats, Julian Barnes and Miranda July, as well as several works on contemporary art from English and French for the Gulbenkian Foundation and Descobertas Foundation. She is the author of the blog www.moretranslations.blogspot.com.