Olga Bagińska-Shinzato is a translator, literary scholar, linguist, and Brazilianist. She graduated from University of Warsaw and University of Brasília where she majored in Literary Studies. She currently lectures on Brazilian literature and Brazilian Portuguese language at the Faculty of Modern Languages at the University of Warsaw. Co-founder of the Brazilian Studies Department at the Institute of Iberian and Latin American Studies (UW). Author of literary translations to Brazilian Portuguese (Olga Tokarczuk's Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead, Flights, Andrzej Sapkowski's Witcher Saga, Polish 20th and 21st century poetry, children's literature: A.Mizielinska and D.Mizielinski's Maps, Piotr Socha's The Book of Bees).