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Natalia Sylvester

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Born in Lima, Peru, Natalia Sylvester came to the US at age four and grew up in Florida and the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.

She received a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Miami and now lives in Texas. Her work has appeared in Bustle, Catapult, Electric Literature, Latina magazine, McSweeney's Publishing, and the Austin American-Statesman.

Natalia’s first novel, CHASING THE SUN, was named the Best Debut Book of 2014 by Latinidad. Her second, EVERYONE KNOWS YOU GO HOME, won an International Latino Book Award, the 2018 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.

Natalia's debut YA novel, RUNNING, is forthcoming
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Chasing the Sun

3.28 avg rating — 2,760 ratings — published 2014 — 8 editions
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Everyone Knows You Go Home

4.05 avg rating — 764 ratings — published 2018 — 9 editions
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Running

4.29 avg rating — 17 ratings — expected publication 2020 — 4 editions
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Is it or isn't it Magical Realism?

"I always knew that the main character in my novel would be dead..."

Over at Tor.com, I wrote about how terms like fantasy & magical realism need to take into account cultural context. And why I never considered EVERYONE KNOWS YOU GO HOME to be magical realism, not exactly.

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Natalia Sylvester TFW you realize your next novel is now listed on Goodreads!!!

EVERYONE KNOWS YOU GO HOME will be out March 13, 2018—it's a multi-generational story about a family that immigrates from Mexico to Texas, and is visited by the spirit of the family's estranged patriarch every year on el Día de Los Muertos.

So excited to share this book with you! You can read a full description (and add it to your shelves to stay tuned for updates...like the cover reveal!) at the link:

Everyone Knows You Go Home


Natalia Sylvester If you'll be in the Houston area this weekend, I'd love to see you at my next event for CHASING THE SUN! I'll be at Blue Willow Bookshop Saturday, August 9 at 4 p.m. reading and signing copies of the book.

Details are on my Goodreads profile or you can also see more on FB:

https://www.facebook.com/events/89711...


Natalia Sylvester For book clubs: I just added discussion questions for Chasing the Sun: A Novel to my website: http://www.nataliasylvester.com/contact/

Also, if your book club is interested in having me visit via Skype, please do get in touch! I love getting to know readers.


Natalia Sylvester The publishing date for CHASING THE SUN has changed by a couple of weeks: now coming June 3rd, 2014. In the meantime, I hope you'll check it out, add it to your list, or share with friends! Thanks!

Chasing the Sun A Novel by Natalia Sylvester


Natalia Sylvester And then, there was a cover! So excited to share it: Chasing the Sun by Natalia Sylvester


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