Asi Es La Vida - That's Life
Rebecca Callard reads Paloma Vidal's short story Asi Es La Vida - That's Life in which a filmmaker returns to her past to research her next project.
Asi Es La Vida - That's Life is first published in English in the October 2013 issue of the storytelling magazine, Litro, which this month focuses on contemporary women's writing from Brazil.
Paloma Vidal is the author of the novels Mar azul (Rocco, 2012) and Algum lugar (7Letras, 2009) and the short story collections Mais ao sul (Língua Geral, 2008) and A duas mãos (7Letras, 2003). She is a professor of literary theory at the Federal University of São Paulo and an editor of Grumo magazine. She lives in São Paulo.
Hilary Kaplan is a poet and translator of Brazilian poetry and fiction. She received a 2011 PEN Translation Fund award for her translation of Rilke Shake by Angélica Freitas.
Abridged and produced by Elizabeth Allard.