IN THE DISTANCE: CARLA GUELFENBEIN
Carla Guelfenbein models the central character in her thriller In the Distance With You on the acclaimed Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector, whom, along with Virginia Woolf, she cites as a literary influence. The thriller is a book about books, telling the story of three lives from multiple viewpoints, a technique that Guelfenbein deploys in another of her translated novels The Rest is Silence. One of Chile’s most successful authors, counting J.M. Coetzee and Siri Hustvedt among her fans, she discusses her writing and fiction’s strange power with Tom Moody.
Supported by Embassy of Chile.