Natalia Sylvester

Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

Natalia Sylvester is the author of the novels Chasing the Sun, which was named the Best Debut Book of 2014 by Latinidad, and Everyone Knows You Go Home, which won an International Latino Book Award, the 2019 Jesse H. Jones Award for Best Work of Fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters, and was named a Best Book of 2018 by Real Simple magazine. Born in Lima, Peru, she came to the US at age four and grew up in South Florida, Central Florida, and the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. She earned her BA in creative writing from the University of Miami and is now a freelance writer in Texas. Sylvester's work has appeared in Bustle, Catapult, Electric Literature, Latina magazine, McSweeney's Publishing, and the Austin American-Statesman. Her debut YA novel is forthcoming in spring 2020 from Clarion Books/HMH. 

Publications & Prizes

Books:
Everyone Knows You Go Home (Little A, 2018)
,
Chasing the Sun (Lake Union Publishing, 2014)
Prizes won: 

2019 Jesse H. Jones Award for Best Work of Fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters - for Everyone Knows You Go Home

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Latino/Latina/Latinx
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
Lima
Peru
Raised in: 
Miami, Fl., Mission, Tx.
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Last update: May 03, 2019