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Out now from HarperCollins/Clarion Books

A Today Show 2022 pick

 

Starred Reviews from Kirkus Reviews and Publisher's Weekly

An AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

 

Photo by: Eric Sylvester

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Chasing the Sun a novel Natalia Sylvester
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ABOUT

Natalia Sylvester is the award-winning author of several novels for adults and young adults. CHASING THE SUN was named the Best Debut Book of 2014 by Latinidad and EVERYONE KNOWS YOU GO HOME won an International Latino Book Award and the 2018 Jesse H. Jones Award for Best Work of Fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters.

 

Natalia's debut YA novel, RUNNING, was a 2020 Junior Library Guild Selection and a 2021 Rise: A Feminist Book Project List selection. Her most recent YA novel, BREATHE AND COUNT BACK FROM TEN, is out now from HarperCollins/Clarion Books. A MALETA FULL OF TREASURES, Natalia's first picture book (illustrated by Juana Medina), will be published by Dial Books in 2024.

 

Natalia's non-fiction has appeared in the New York Times, Bustle, Catapult, Electric Literature, Latina magazine, and McSweeney's Publishing. Her essays have been anthologized in collections such as A MAP IS ONLY ONE STORY and A MEASURE OF BELONGING: WRITERS OF COLOR ON THE NEW AMERICAN SOUTH.

 

Born in Lima, Peru, Natalia 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, was a 2021 Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and was formerly a faculty member at the Mile-High MFA program at Regis University.

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In EVERYONE KNOWS YOU GO HOME...

"Sylvester memorably depicts the precarious existence and difficult choices that face undocumented immigrants to America." 

— PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY 

ABUELITOS

Natalia shares the story of her grandmother's poetic influence on her as a child with NPR's Latino USA.

3 QUESTIONS FOR NATALIA SYLVESTER REGARDING HER DEBUT NOVEL

 
EVENTS

Thursday, May 12, 2022

6 p.m. EST

BREATHE AND COUNT BACK FROM TEN

book launch & signing

Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL

Attend

Monday, May 16, 2022

6 p.m. EST

Natalia Sylvester in conversation with Lupita Aquino

Virtual event - hosted by Duende District in partnership with The Word

Register for Free

Thursday. May 19, 2022

7:00 p.m. CST

BREATHE AND COUNT BACK FROM TEN

Natalia Sylvester in conversation with ire'ne lara silva

Bookpeople, Austin, TX 

Register

Saturday, May 21, 2022

2:45 p.m. CST 

San Antonio Book Festival

Coates Chapel, San Antonio

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CONTACT

FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND AUTHOR VISITS:


Christie Hinrichs at Authors Unbound Agency
christie@authorsunbound.com, (541) 797-2217
View Natalia's speaking profile here.

For Book Clubs, download a discussion guide here. You can also schedule a virtual book club visit here.

FOR SPECIFIC REQUESTS ABOUT RIGHTS OR PUBLICITY:

Rights:

Laura Dail

Laura Dail Literary Agency

Publicity & Media for

 BREATHE AND COUNT BACK FROM TEN and RUNNING

John Sellers

HarperCollins

Publicity & Media for

 CHASING THE SUN and EVERYONE KNOWS YOU GO HOME:

Kristin Lunghamer

Amazon Publishing

 IF YOU’D JUST LIKE TO SAY HELLO (THAT’S ALWAYS NICE) CONTACT ME USING THE FORM BELOW

OR AT ME@NATALIASYLVESTER.COM

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