Puig’s was the first Latin American novel to link political liberation with the dignity of queer love.
Carolina De Robertis
Carolina De Robertis is a writer of Uruguayan origin. She is the author of four novels, most recently Cantoras, a finalist for the Kirkus Prize and a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Her books have been translated into seventeen languages and have received a Stonewall Book Award, Italy’s Rhegium Julii Prize, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, among other honors. She is also an award-winning translator of Latin American and Spanish literature, and editor of the anthology Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times. She teaches at San Francisco State University, and lives in Oakland, California, with her wife and two children. Photo credit: Pamela Denise Harris.
This piece appears in the Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal: Weather, No. 24 To receive the Quarterly Journal, become a member or...