We’re getting ready to send our next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from award-winning, best-selling author Carolina De Robertis! Carolina sends us a beautiful, handwritten letter about why writing letters holds a special place in her heart as an immigrant and why we must all work together to make the cultures we belong to spaces where everyone can thrive. And, she shares one of her favorite words with us!
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Carolina De Robertis is the author of the novels Cantoras, The Gods of Tango, Perla, and the international bestseller The Invisible Mountain. Her books have been translated into seventeen languages, and received numerous honors and awards. She is also a translator of Latin American and Spanish literature, and editor of the anthology Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times, which features essays by leading thinkers and writers in response to the shifting political atmosphere in the U.S. 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 at San Francisco State University, and lives in Oakland, California, with her wife and two children.
Photograph of Carolina De Robertis by Pamela Denise Harris.