Carolina De Robertis

Carolina De Robertis
Assistant Professor
Advisor, Thesis Reader
(415) 338-1550
Building: Humanities Building
Room Number: 349
Office Hours: 
Tuesday: 11:30 am-12:00 pm
Office Hours: 
Tuesday: 3:30 pm-7:00 pm


Carolina De Robertis is the author of three novels: The Invisible Mountain (2009), Perla (2012), and The Gods of Tango (2015). Her books have been translated into seventeen languages and have been international bestsellers. 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: Bonsai, by Alejandro Zambra (2008), named one of the Ten Best Translated Books of the Year by the journal Three Percent; and The Neruda Case, by Roberto Ampuero (2012), a finalist for the Northern California Book Award in Translation. Her literary translations have also appeared in Granta, Zoetrope: All-Story, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. De Robertis has taught creative writing at the University of San Francisco, and at the Stonecoast MFA at the University of Southern Maine. Prior to publishing her first book, she worked in non-profit organizations for ten years, with a focus on women’s issues, violence prevention, and immigrant rights. A writer of Uruguayan origins, she makes her home in Oakland, California.