Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Visiting Faculty, MFA in Creative Writing Program
Ingrid Rojas Contreras was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Her first novel, Fruit of the Drunken Tree, now out in paperback from Anchor Books, won the California Book Award Silver prize. Her essays and short stories have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Nylon, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. She is working on a book about her grandfather, a curandero who it was said could move clouds.
Fruit of the Drunken Tree (Doubleday, 2018)
Essays and short stories in Nylon, Los Angeles Review of Books, Electric Literature, Guernica, and Huffington Post
Fellowships from Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, and the San Francisco Writer's Grotto