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Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Ingrid Rojas Contreras is an award-winning author who was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Her essays and short stories have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Electric Literature, Guernica, and Huffington Post, among others. She recently received the Mary Tanenbaum Award for... show more
Ingrid Rojas Contreras is an award-winning author who was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Her essays and short stories have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Electric Literature, Guernica, and Huffington Post, among others. She recently received the Mary Tanenbaum Award for non-fiction, and the Audio Miller Prize from the Missouri Review. She has been a fellow at Bread Loaf Writer's Conference and the San Francisco Writer's Grotto, and has received scholarships and support from VONA, Hedgebrook, The Camargo Foundation, Djerassi Artist Residency Program, 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. (from the author's website)
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Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 2 days ago
One thought came to my mind when turning the last page. Could this really be based on a true story? There was so much evil between the pages of this heartbreaking novel. It was like there was a disease that was caused by the poverty and deprivation of one class vying with another one that had mater...
debbiekrenzer
debbiekrenzer rated it 4 weeks ago
I had a really hard time getting into this book. Actually, I never did get into this book. It was rather slow for me. It was about the day to day in Bogota and dealt with a well off household who hired poor girls to clean and the poor girls.With it being day to day activities, it was written day to ...
"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it 7 months ago
Fruit of the Drunken Tree broke my heart a hundred times and fully restored it almost every time. by Ingrid Rojas Contreras Available July 31, 2018 When I was young, I was frequently chastised for being "too sensitive." I wasn't a wimpy sort of kid; I just felt everything -- deeply. If I was...
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