Ms. Carolina De Robertis
California, United States
Member Since: 09/09/2015
Carolina De Robertis is the internationally bestselling author of Perla and The Invisible Mountain, which was a Best Book of 2009 according to the San Francisco Chronicle, O, The Oprah Magazine, and BookList. She is the recipient of Italy’s Rhegium Julii Prize and a 2012 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her books have been translated into sixteen languages. Her writings and literary translations have appeared in Zoetrope: Allstory, Granta, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. She is also the translator of Alejandro Zambra’s Bonsai, which was just made into a feature film, and Roberto Ampuero’s The Neruda Case.
De Robertis grew up in a Uruguayan family that immigrated to England, Switzerland, and California. Prior to completing her first book, she worked in women’s rights organizations for ten years, on issues ranging from rape to immigration. She makes her permanent home in Oakland, California, though she is spending 2013 in Montevideo, where she’s co-producing a documentary about people of African descent in Uruguay, and finishing her third novel, about migration, sexuality, and the birth of tango.
Twitter Username: @caroderobertis
- Visiting Professor at University of San Francisco (January 2010 - June 2011)
- Visiting Professor at Stonecoast MFA, University of Southern Maine (January 2010 - )
- Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Prose from Mills College (May 2007)
Genres of Interest
Fiction, Creative nonfiction