Author and screenwriter Raquel Nogara Lubartowski was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. Her screenwriting credits include A Bullet for Che (2012), a feature-length narrative film produced by Laroux. She has also written scripts for the documentaries Marat-Sade in the Psychiatric Hospital of Vilardebó, As We Were Before, and A Psychiatric Dog, produced by the School of Arts and Psychology at the Universidad de la República (Uruguay). She is the author of the novels The Beggars of Tenderness and Witnesses Against Forgetting, the story collections The Shivering City and I Tell Stories, and the poetry collection Raras. Her plays include Digressions on the Divan, Medea Clip, and Marat-Sade in the Psychiatric Hospital of Vilardebó. She has recently completed the series “Infinite Vampire,” based on the screenplay The Night Guard, and is working on a feature-length screenplay, Destination Solitude. She is also a psychoanalyst and university professor.
Carolina De Robertis is a writer and translator of Uruguayan origins, and the author of three novels: The Gods of Tango, Perla, and the international bestseller The Invisible Mountain, all published by Knopf. Her fiction has been translated into seventeen languages, and has received a Stonewall Book Award, an NEA fellowship, and various other honors. She is also the editor of the activist anthology Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times. Her literary translations include the novels The Neruda Case, by Roberto Ampuero, which was a finalist for a Northern California Book Award in Translation, and Bonsai, by Alejandro Zambra, which was named one of the Ten Best Translations of the Year by the journal Three Percent. Her translations have also appeared in Granta, Zoetrope: All-Story, Two Lines, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University, where she oversees the new MFA program in literary translation.