COMING JULY 2020

“Sylvester's YA debut embodies the theme of our decade: to stand up and speak up for what we believe in."

 

— Mahjabeen Syed, BOOKLIST (Starred Review) 

BORN IN LIMA, PERU, NATALIA SYLVESTER CAME TO THE U.S. 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 works as a freelance writer in Texas. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, 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 latest novel, 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 in July 2020 from Clarion Books/HMH.

 

Photo by: Eric Sylvester

BOOKS
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Chasing the Sun a novel Natalia Sylvester
 
 

In EVERYONE KNOWS YOU GO HOME...

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

— PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY 

NOVEL DESTINATIONS: BOOKS THAT INSPIRE VISITS

Today calls the CHASING THE SUN “a page-turner, a tale with twists and turns..."”

MEDIA

REAL SIMPLE names

Everyone Knows You Go Home

One of the Best Books of 2018 (So Far) 

HARPER'S BAZAAR features

Everyone Knows You Go Home

in 18 New Books You Need to Read in March 

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

February 19, 2020

ATX Interfaces

Austin, TX

March 5 & 6, 2020

Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference

San Antonio, Texas

March 25 & 26, 2020

Texas Library Association Conference

Houston, Texas

March 28, 2020

Texas Institute of Letters Induction Ceremony

Georgetown, TX

April 2, 2020

A Viva Voz 

Austin, TX

April 23, 2020

Oxford Writing Festival

Oxford, OH

May 6, 2020

RUNNING launch

Books & Books

Miami, FL

May 9, 2020

RUNNING launch 

atCentral; Austin Central Library

Austin, TX 

 
CONTACT

FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND AUTHOR VISITS:


Christie Hinrichs at Authors Unbound Agency
christie@authorsunbound.com, (541) 797-2217
View my 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

 RUNNING

Tara Shanahan

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publicity & Media for

 CHASING THE SUN and EVERYONE KNOWS YOU GO HOME:

Kristin Lunghamer

Amazon Publishing

OR, CONTACT ME DIRECTLY IF YOU’D LIKE TO SAY HELLO (THAT’S ALWAYS NICE). ME@NATALIASYLVESTER.COM OR USE THE FORM BELOW:

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