COMING MAY 2022
Verónica, a Peruvian‑American teen with hip dysplasia, auditions to become a mermaid at a Central Florida theme park in the summer before her senior year, all while figuring out her first real boyfriend and how to feel safe in her own body, in this gorgeously written and authentic novel.
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 out now from Clarion Books/HMH.
Photo by: Eric Sylvester
In EVERYONE KNOWS YOU GO HOME...
"Sylvester memorably depicts the precarious existence and difficult choices that face undocumented immigrants to America."
All events are online.
WED. AUGUST 12
7 p.m. EDT
Natalia Sylvester presents RUNNING
hosted by The Astoria Bookshop
THUR. AUGUST 13
7:30 p.m. EDT
An Evening for Latinx Youth
feat. Lynda Lopez & Natalia Sylvester
hosted by Duende District & Greenlight Bookstore
FRI. AUGUST 28
6 p.m. EDT
hosted by WordUp Books' Lo'Mas Lit Book Club
in conv. w/ Elizabeth Acevedo, Jennifer De Leon,
and Lilliam Rivera
SUN. SEPTEMBER 13
2 p.m. EDT
Salem Literary Festival
a conversation with Brandy Colbert & Natalia Sylvester on Political Activism in YA novels
FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND AUTHOR VISITS:
FOR SPECIFIC REQUESTS ABOUT RIGHTS OR PUBLICITY:
Laura Dail Literary Agency
Publicity & Media for
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publicity & Media for
CHASING THE SUN and EVERYONE KNOWS YOU GO HOME:
IF YOU’D JUST LIKE TO SAY HELLO (THAT’S ALWAYS NICE) CONTACT ME USING THE FORM BELOW
OR AT ME@NATALIASYLVESTER.COM