Paulo Franchetti was born in Matão, São Paulo, in 1954. In 1992, he got his PhD from the Universidade de São Paulo and between 1986 and 2015 he taught at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas. From 2002 to 2013 he headed the Editora da Unicamp. He published several books, including the essays Alguns Aspectos da Teoria da Poesia Concreta (1989), Nostalgia, Exílio e Melancolia – Leituras de Camilo Pessanha (2001) and Estudos de Literatura Brasileira e Portuguesa (2007) and organized Haikai – Antologia e História (1990). In Brazil and in Portugal, he prepared essays and critical editions about books by Eça de Queirós, Camilo Pessanha, Machado de Assis, Aluísio Azevedo and José de Alencar. He also wrote the novel O Sangue dos Dias Transparentes (2003), the haikai collection Oeste/Nishi (2008), the satire book Escarnho (2009) and the poetry books Memória Futura (2010) and Deste Lugar (2012).