Berkeley Public Library Foundation

Berkeley Public Library Foundation

Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Ingrid Rojas Contreras was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Her first novel Fruit of the Drunken Tree is an Indie Next selection and a New York Times editor’s choice. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Buzzfeed, Nylon, and Guernica. She teaches writing at the University of San Francisco and works with immigrant high school students as part of a San Francisco Arts Commission initiative bringing writers into public schools. She is working on a family memoir about her grandfather, a curandero from Colombia who it was said had the power to move clouds.