Carina del Valle Schorske
Carina del Valle Schorske is a writer and translator living between New York City and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Lit Hub, the New Yorker online, Longreads, small axe, and elsewhere. She won Gulf Coast's 2016 Prize for her translations of the poet Marigloria Palma, and collaborated with Erica Mena, Ricardo Maldonado, and Raquel Salas Rivera on the bilingual broadside project Puerto Rico en mi corazón to raise money for hurricane relief. She is the happy recipient of fellowships from CantoMundo, the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, and the Banff Center for Literary Translation. Right now she is at work on her first book, a psychogeography of Puerto Rican culture, forthcoming from Riverhead. A chapter from the book, “The Ladder Up,” was nominated for a 2020 National Magazine Award in the “Essays” category.