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Natalia Sylvester

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Born in Lima, Peru, Natalia Sylvester is an award-winning writer of novels, essays, and poetry. CHASING THE SUN was named the Best Debut Book of 2014 by Latinidad Magazine and EVERYONE KNOWS YOU GO HOME won an International Latino Book Award and the 2019 Jesse H. Jones Award for Best Work of Fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters. Her debut YA novel, RUNNING, was a 2020 Junior Library Guild Selection and her sophomore YA, BREATHE AND COUNT BACK FROM TEN, will be out in May 2022 from HarperCollins/Clarion Books.

Sylvester's essays have appeared in the New York Times, Bustle, Catapult, Latina magazine, and McSweeney’s Publishing, and have been widely anthologized. She received a BA in creative writing from the University of Miami and now
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RUNNING is out now!

Friends! THANK YOU all for celebrating the release of RUNNING with me!!

It's been a wild & wonderful time & I'm overjoyed by the support.

For those who are new here (hello!) -

RUNNING is about:
🇨🇺 a Cuban American teen whose dad runs for Prez
🥰 No romance, but explores friend & familial ❤️
🏠 Housing & environmental justice
👉🏼 Privilege & power in Latinx communities
🗣 Young activists
🦆 Miami: more ducks & Read more of this blog post »
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“Lost time is gone forever. Nobody ever catches up.”
Natalia Sylvester, Chasing the Sun

“Grudges fade quickly when you’re faced with losing the ones you love.”
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“Things here were new, clean, better. But there were days when he felt he had traded his life for somebody else’s and gotten the wrong size.”
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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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