Ingrid Rojas Contreras is the author of Fruit of the Drunken Tree, forthcoming from Doubleday (Penguin/Random House) in Summer 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 Audio Miller 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. She has taught at the University of San Francisco, and currently teaches writing to immigrant high school students as part of a San Francisco Arts Commission initiative bringing artists into public schools.