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Carolina De Robertis is the translator of Bonsai, by Alejandro Zambra (Melville House, 2008), and other works published in Granta, Zoetrope: All-Story, and The Virginia Quarterly Review. She is also the author of the award-winning, internationally bestselling novel The Invisible Mountain. Her second novel, Perla, was published by Knopf in 2012.
October 5, 2010 | 12:30pm

Lit&Lunch: Writer and Translator Carolina de Robertis

111 Minna Gallery | 111 Minna Street | San Francisco, CA

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Last year, Carolina de Robertis’ translation of a slender, award-winning Chilean novel called Bonsai became a cult favorite after the book received notable praise, particularly in The Nation. At the same time, de Robertis’ novel The Invisible Mountain was being named one of the year’s best books by the San Francisco Chronicle and O, the Oprah Magazine.

In this Lit&Lunch event, de Robertis talks about what makes Bonsai such a fun, seductive novel, as well as what it’s like to be a translator who also writes acclaimed novels.

Carolina De Robertis is the translator of Bonsai, by Alejandro Zambra (Melville House, 2008), and other works published in Granta, Zoetrope: All-Story, and The Virginia Quarterly Review. She is also the author of the award-winning, internationally bestselling novel The Invisible Mountain. Her second novel, Perla, was published by Knopf in 2012.