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Trías, Fernanda

Entry updated 21 August 2023. Tagged: Author.

(1976-    ) Uruguayan translator and author (see Latin America) whose first novel, La Azotea (2001; trans Annie McDermott as The Rooftop 2021), though not literally fantastic, presses the water margins of Fantastika through its depiction of an imposed, incestuous isolation (see Prison) on its protagonist, seemingly more intense than humanly bearable. Of more direct sf interest is her third novel, the very Near Future Mugre Rosa (2020; trans Heather Cleary as Pink Slime 2023), set in a City whose submission to Pandemic and Climate Change renders it into an emblem of the planet as a whole. The unnamed narrator's glutinous adherence to the claustrophobic commitments of her private life evoke, almost literally, a similarly terminal sliminess. [JC]

Fernanda Trías

born Montevideo, Uruguay: 1976


  • La Azotea ["The Rooftop"] (Montevideo, Uruguay: Ediciones Trilce, 2001) [binding unknown/]
    • The Rooftop (Edinburgh, Scotland: Charco Press, 2021) [trans by Annie McDermott of the above: pb/]
  • La ciudad invencible ["The Invincible City"] (Madrid, Spain: Demipage, 2014) [binding unknown/nonpictorial]
  • Mugre Rosa (Montevideo, Uruguay: Literatura Random House, 2020) [binding unknown/]
    • Pink Slime (Melbourne, Victoria: Scribe, 2023) [trans by Heather Cleary of the above: pb/]


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