Carolina De Robertis

A writer of Uruguayan origins, Carolina De Robertis is the author of the novels “The Gods of Tango,” “Perla,” and the international bestseller “The Invisible Mountain.” Her books have been translated into seventeen languages, and have been named Best Books of the Year in venues including the San Francisco Chronicle, O, The Oprah Magazine, BookList, and NBC. She is the recipient of a Stonewall Book Award, Italy’s Rhegium Julii Prize, and a 2012 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, among other honors. She is also an award-winning translator of Latin American and Spanish literature, and editor of the anthology “Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times,” which features resistance essays by leading thinkers and writers. In 2017, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts named De Robertis on its 100 List of “people, organizations, and movements that are shaping the future of culture.” She teaches fiction and literary translation at San Francisco State University, and lives in Oakland, with her wife and two children. She is currently at work on her fourth novel, “The Burning Edge of the World.”


2018 - Native Voices Changing the Story2017 - Living in Two Worlds: Crossing Borders and Identities to Create Home2017 - Radical Hope: Staying Sane, Awake, and Engaged in Dangerous Times