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Carolina De Robertis

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Carolina De Robertis is the author of Perla and The Invisible Mountain, which was an international bestseller translated into fifteen languages, the recipient of Italy’s Rhegium Julii Prize, and a Best Book of 2009 according to the San Francisco Chronicle, O, The Oprah Magazine, and BookList. She is the translator of Alejandro Zambra’s Bonsai, which was just made into a feature film, and Roberto Ampuero’s internationally bestselling The Neruda Case. De Robertis has been awarded a 2012 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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 rangi
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Credit Suisse Magazine published a profile of Carolina De Robertis, exploring her early setbacks as a writer, the books and social issues that ignite her, and what she wishes for the emerging writers of tomorrow.


“Carolina De Robertis wrote her novel – the book that led to her international breakthrough as an author in 2009 – in secret. A creative writing professor had repeatedly turned her awa...

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The Invisible Mountain
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Perla
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The Gods of Tango: A Novel
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“She was awake, alive, full of ideas like branches in a greenhouse, growing thick and rife against the glass.”
Carolina De Robertis, The Invisible Mountain

“He was like a bottle and music was the wine.... She liked to be near him when it poured.”
Carolina De Robertis, The Invisible Mountain

“No, I wanted to say, he didn't cut off her hands because he didn't have to, he had cut them off long before, with years of keeping all authority in his own palms, all the rules and all the power and all the answers emanating from him and no one else. And if you don't understand that, if you've never been in such a family, then you can't know the way the mind shackles itself and amputates its own limbs so adeptly that you never think to miss them, never think that you had anything so obscene as choice.”
Carolina De Robertis, Perla

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