from the February 2020 issueTeach this story
Lola Larra was born in Santiago, Chile, grew up in Caracas, and worked for many years as a journalist in Madrid. In 2006, she returned to Chile, where she began South of Alameda in a notebook while visiting an occupation during the Penguin Revolution. She has written short stories and novels, three of them for teenagers. Her books have been translated into several languages and she has received several awards for her work.
Vicente Reinamontes is a Chilean illustrator and designer with an incurable enthusiasm for activism, culture, and editorial projects. He is a regular contributor to national and international magazines and participates in several academic and artistic collectives. Like the main character in South of Alameda, he was part of the student movement when he was a teenager.
Translated from Spanish by Cael Orrego
Cael Orrego was born in Washington, DC, the son of Chilean parents. He returned to Chile in the 1990s and studied to obtain degrees in the performing arts at the University of Chile and in biological sciences at the Catholic University of Chile. Aside from being an actor and biologist, he is also a photographer, primarily of the performing arts. He also works on occasion as a translator, taking advantage of his native bilingualism and putting it to use in the sciences, theater, and literature. He began his career with the renowned theater company El Teatro del Silencio, and since 2004 has been an active member of La Patogallina Artistic Collective.