CAROLINA DE ROBERTIS is the author of the novels Perla and The Invisible Mountain, which was an international bestseller translated into fifteen languages, a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year, and an O, The Oprah Magazine 2009 Terrific Read. She is the recipient of Italy’s Rhegium Julii Prize and a 2012 Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is also the translator of various works of Latin American literature, most recently The Neruda Case, by Roberto Ampuero. 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 is at work on her third novel, and is also co-producing a documentary entitled Afro-Uruguay: Forward Together, about people of African descent in Uruguay, their musical tradition of candombe, and their road toward racial equity and uplift.