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Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Ingrid Rojas Contreras is the author of Fruit of the Drunken Tree, forthcoming from Doubleday (Penguin/Random House) in August 2018. She was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. She is a San Francisco based writer of fiction and non-fiction. Her essays and short stories have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Electric Literature, and Guernica, among others. She is the winner of the 2015 Mary Tanenbaum award for non-fiction, and the 2016 winner of the Miller Audio Prize from the Missouri Review in Prose. She has been a fellow at Bread Loaf Writer's Conference and the San Francisco Writer's Grotto. She has received scholarships and support from VONA, Hedgebrook, The Camargo Foundation, Djerassi Artist Residency Program, the San Francisco Arts Commission, and the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture. She is the book columnist for KQED, the Bay Area's NPR affiliate.

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A Down Home Meal for These Difficult Times (2022)
Meron Hadero
"Intricate and precise, A Down Home Meal for These Difficult Times casts a glimmering light into the most elusive corners of estrangement which all migrants-torn between past and present, home and journey-come to know. To say that Hadero's style is discreet would be inaccurate; these stories lull, then rip you open. A powerful, unforgettable collection."
The President and the Frog (2021)
Carolina De Robertis
"This is the story of the poorest President in the world, and what strange and fantastic things took place when he was a guerrilla kept in captivity and in isolation down a hole. A novel about connection and loss, the miracle of storytelling as survival, The President and the Frog is unconventionally bold and utterly, utterly bright. A beautiful and entrancing meditation about marvel and what it means to live and grasp for life in despairing times."
The Last Story of Mina Lee (2020)
Nancy Jooyoun Kim
"Nancy Jooyoun Kim writes with brilliant exactitude about the anxious topographies of being a mother and a daughter, and the choices that lead to migration. The Last Story of Mina Lee is a confident and gripping account of where families bury secrets and what happens when you dig."

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