Announcing the Discover Great New Writers Summer 2018 Selections. B&N READS
Here are fifteen novels that wowed us and broke our hearts (sometimes in the same sentence); that we can’t stop thinking about, because the writing is just that sharp and snappy and good and the narrative voice just that unforgettable... Set against a backdrop of unspeakable violence in 1990s Colombia, and told from the perspectives of two young girls, Fruit of the Drunken Tree is inspired by the author’s own life.
Summer Debuts | Fiction Previews, Jul. 2018. LIBRARY JOURNAL
Already the winner of several honors (e.g., a Bread Loaf Bakeless Camargo Fellowship), Bogotá-born Rojas Contreras draws on her own life to chronicle seven-year-old Chula, sheltered within her gated community from the violence of 1990s Colombia, and the family’s new teenage maid.
46 Books By Women of Color to Read in 2018. ELECTRIC LITERATURE
In honor of our next president, the 46th—whoever she, he, or they might be—I picked 46 splendid novels, memoirs, anthologies, and collections I’m anticipating. These writers are here, their 2018 books are coming, and look how glorious.
Novelist Ingrid Rojas Contreras Talks about Nuance, Imperialism and Empathy in the Age of Trump. PASTE MAGAZINE
Paste caught up with Contreras to discuss her work and its relationship to the current political forecast as the next installment of its series on the role of art in resistance.
A Seat at the Writer's Table. THE SAN FRANCISCO FOUNDATION
We interviewed writer Ingrid Rojas Contreras, a Colombian writer whose work has been said to be a significant undertaking in archiving and giving voice to these fleeting histories while also building a complex narrative of the diaspora.
Making Contact Uses Radio to Amplify the Voiceless. ALAMEDA MAGAZINE
“I wanted to explore that side of it, too. The things that maybe you stop telling. The things that essentially don’t make it across the border, because they don’t have a place to be,” said Ingrid Rojas Contreras, one of Making Contact’s 2015 community storytelling fellows.