Ingrid Rojas Contreras

judy-b....
249 books | 234 friends

Beth
1,359 books | 222 friends

Kirstin...
53 books | 115 friends

April N...
380 books | 89 friends

Deb
Deb
567 books | 197 friends

Kailee
224 books | 31 friends

Zac Gall
345 books | 44 friends

Melina ...
277 books | 89 friends

More friends…

Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Goodreads Author


Born
Bogotá, Colombia
Website

Twitter

Member Since
January 2018


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 currently teaches writing to immigrant high sch ...more

Average rating: 3.96 · 4,091 ratings · 691 reviews · 1 distinct work
Fruit of the Drunken Tree

3.96 avg rating — 4,091 ratings — published 2018 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Interviews

July 2018, Ingrid Rojas Contreras
"The debut novel Fruit of the Drunken Tree is based on author Ingrid Rojas Contreras's own experience as a child in 1990s Colombia at the height of drug lord Pablo Escobar’s reign of terror. "I hope to complicate our understanding of the inheritance of violence and how this affects women and girls living in it," she says." ...More

more interviews »

Mala índole: Cuen...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Ingrid’s Recent Updates

Ingrid Contreras is currently reading
Mala índole by Javier Marías
Rate this book
Clear rating
Ingrid Contreras rated a book it was amazing
Motherhood by Sheila Heti
Rate this book
Clear rating
The book about motherhood I’ve been waiting for.
Ingrid Contreras rated a book it was amazing
Tú y yo by Juan Cárdenas
Rate this book
Clear rating
Hermosa y electrificante.
Ingrid Contreras rated a book it was amazing
Tú y yo by Juan Cárdenas
Rate this book
Clear rating
Hermosa y electrificante.
Ingrid Contreras rated a book it was amazing
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
Rate this book
Clear rating
One of my favorite books of all time.
Ingrid Contreras rated a book really liked it
Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
Rate this book
Clear rating
Ingrid Contreras rated a book really liked it
Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
Rate this book
Clear rating
Ingrid Contreras rated a book it was amazing
How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee
Rate this book
Clear rating
Organized around the nature of writing and the basic operation of the craft of story, this is a book about life itself. I believe in this book so much I find myself opening it at random as if it were an oracle.
Ingrid Contreras rated a book it was amazing
How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee
Rate this book
Clear rating
Organized around the nature of writing and the basic operation of the craft of story, this is a book about life itself. I believe in this book so much I find myself opening it at random as if it were an oracle.
Ingrid Contreras rated a book it was amazing
Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo
Rate this book
Clear rating
A masterpiece.
More of Ingrid's books…
“I wanted to yell at the television like Mama and Papa, but I had to learn how to properly do it. I gathered that being a mouse was better than being a mosquita muerta, and being a snake was better than being a man, because flies pretending to be dead could be crushed, mice were shy, and men were persecuted; but everybody always avoided snakes.”
Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Fruit of the Drunken Tree

“I sat down. I cried, knowing that what I had wanted was a return to normal, but there would never be a return to normal. Papa was gone. In his place was this man whose cheekbones cut hard into his skin, whose burnt-dark color and malnutrition were still present even though he no longer lived in a jungle. This man who allowed me to hold his hand and sob onto his shoulder, even though it made him anxious to be so close, so near to anyone. I needed to learn how to live with this new man, to negotiate a relationship with his body that was not the body I knew.”
Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Fruit of the Drunken Tree

“Ours was a kingdom of women, with Mamá at the head, perpetually trying to find a fourth like us, or a fourth like her, a younger version of Mamá, poor and eager to climb out of poverty, on whom Mamá could right the wrongs she herself had endured.”
Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Fruit of the Drunken Tree

Topics Mentioning This Author




No comments have been added yet.