HATOUM, Milton. Brazilian, b. 1952. Genres: Poetry, Novels. Career: University of Amazonas Manaus, Brazil, professor of French Literature, 1983-; journalist and writer. Publications: Um rio entre ruinas (poetry), 1978; Relato de um Certo Oriente (novel), 1989, English trans. as The Tree of the Seventh Heaven, 1994. Contributor of short stories and articles to periodicals. Translator for Brazilian edition of Salman Rushdie's Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Address: Rua Recife, 1128 casa 14-B, 69057-002 Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.