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“The Gods of Tango: Transcending the Gender Boxes that Society Puts Us In”

An interview with Carolina De Robertis on the Web site DatingAdvice.com, about her upcoming novel, the startling hidden history of the tango, and courage to discover your true passion and follow it against the odds.  “The 411: in her most sexually … Continue reading

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A Profile of Carolina in Credit Suisse Magazine: “On Talent and Success”

Credit Suisse Magazine published a profile of Carolina De Robertis, exploring her early setbacks as a writer, the books and social issues that ignite her, and what she wishes for the emerging writers of tomorrow. “Carolina De Robertis wrote her … Continue reading

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Immigrant Voices: 21st Century Stories

The new collection Immigrant Voices: 21st Century Stories features short fiction from acclaimed immigrant writers including Junot Díaz, Edwidge Danticat, Daniel Alarcón, Yiyun Li, and others. Achy Obejas and Megan Bayles served as editors. Carolina De Robertis’s short story “No … Continue reading

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Uruguay, Little Trailblazer that Could

As 2013 hurtles to a close,  Uruguay has been receiving an avalanche of worldwide recognition. London’s The Guardian called the entire country “heroic” and said that it deserved a Nobel Peace Prize; Foreign Policy named President Mujica among its 100 Leading … Continue reading

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Happy Springfall Equinox

Today is Spring Equinox. Except it’s not. Not here, in the Southern Hemisphere, in the nation of Uruguay, where a fierce brief summer is abruptly coming to a close. In keeping with global warming, the weather here has been unusually … Continue reading

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Tips for the Mother-Writer

In honor of International Women’s Day:  This list began as a series of notes to myself, things I’ve needed to hear these first four years as a mother-writer. I hope something here can be of use to you as well. … Continue reading

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Uruguay, Mon Amour (en español)

(For the original English-language version of this post, please click here.) Esta nota fue publicada en inglés en este blog el 31 de enero, 2013. Les agradezco a Alex Bratkievitch y Marcelo de León por la traducción. Estas seis semanas … Continue reading

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Uruguay, Mon Amour (English)

Para una versión de este blog en español, haga click aquí. It’s been a whirlwind six weeks since my wife, kids and I moved to Montevideo for nine months. We have found an apartment, moved in, and hunted down things … Continue reading

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Words for Leila Abu-Saba, 1962-2009

I once had an amazing friend called Leila Abu-Saba. She is still my friend, even though she died three years ago. She was an incredible woman, large in every way—six feet tall, a great mane of hair, a large laugh, … Continue reading

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Of Birth and Hazelnuts

Another kind of creativity has come to fruition for me this summer. Four weeks ago, on July 15th, 2012, my daughter arrived into our living room. I’m pleased to say that all went well in a natural home birth. In … Continue reading

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