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Carolina De Robertis + Micah Perks
November 3, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carolina De Robertis is the author of internationally best-selling novels that have been translated into 17 languages. The Invisible Mountain received Italy’s Rhegium Julii Prize and was a finalist for a California Book Award, an International Latino Book Award and the VCU Cabell First Novel Award. It was also named a best book of the year by Booklist, O – The Oprah Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle, among others. The Gods of Tango received a Stonewall Book Award from the American Library Association and was named a Best Book of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle and NBC Latino. De Robertis is the recipient of a 2012 Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is also the translator of two Latin American novels, and her literary translations have appeared in Granta, Zoetrope: All-Story, McSweeney’s and elsewhere.
Micah Perks is the author of a novel, We Are Gathered Here; a memoir, Pagan Time; and a long personal essay, Alone In The Woods: Cheryl Strayed, My Daughter and Me. Her short stories and essays have won five Pushcart Prize nominations and appeared in Epoch, Zyzzyva, Tin House, The Toast, OZY and The Rumpus, amongst many journals and anthologies. Excerpts of What Becomes Us won a National Endowment for the Arts grant and The New Guard Machigonne 2014 Fiction Prize. Perks received her Bachelor of Arts and Master Fine Arts from Cornell University and now co-directs the creative writing program at University of California, Santa Cruz.