Roberto Castillo Sandoval

Roberto Castillo Sandoval (born November 14, 1957)[1] is a Chilean author, translator and professor of Spanish an Comparative Literature at Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania. His degrees include a Ph.D. and A.M. from Harvard University (1992 and 1987, respectively), an M.A. from Vanderbilt University (1985) and a B.A. from Kenyon College (1982).[2]

He has published scholarly essays on Latin American colonial and contemporary literature, short fiction, and poetry, as well as travel chronicles and literary and opinion columns for Chilean print and web media. His novel Muriendo por la dulce patria mía (Planeta, 1998; republished, with a new version and postscript by Laurel Editores, 2017) was based on the life of Chilean heavyweight boxer Arturo Godoy.[3] His translation of Herman Melville's Bartleby, the Scrivener, was published by Hueders in 2017. He maintains the blog Antípodas: Crónicas, ensayos y leseras, which hosts a selection of his writings.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Public Records Index Vol 1 (Provo, UT: Operations, Inc.), 2010.
  2. ^ Haverford College (2017). "Faculty: Roberto Castillo Sandoval". Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  3. ^ OCLC WorldCat (2017). "Muriendo por la dulce patria mía/Roberto Castillo Sandoval". OCLC WorldCat. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  4. ^ Roberto Castillo Sandoval (2017). "Antípodas: Crónicas, ensayos y leseras". WordPress. Retrieved 27 December 2017.


  • Muriendo por la dulce patria mía. Santiago, Chile: Laurel Editores, 2017. ISBN 9789569450297
  • Bartleby, el escribano. Una historia de Wall Street. Santiago, Chile: Hueders Editores, 2017. ISBN 9789563650464
  • Antípodas. Ensayos y crónicas. Santiago: Chile, Cuarto Propio Editores, 2014. ISBN 9789562606660
  • (in Spanish) Muriendo por la dulce patria mía Santiago, Chile: Planeta, 1998. ISBN 956-247-195-0