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 out now from Clarion Books/HMH.

 

Photo by: Eric Sylvester

BOOKS
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Chasing the Sun a novel Natalia Sylvester
 
 
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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

All events are online.

WED. AUGUST 12

7 p.m. EDT

Natalia Sylvester presents RUNNING

hosted by The Astoria Bookshop

Attend

THUR. AUGUST 13

7:30 p.m. EDT

An Evening for Latinx Youth

feat. Lynda Lopez & Natalia Sylvester

hosted by Duende District & Greenlight Bookstore

Register

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

Register

SUN. SEPTEMBER 13

2 p.m. EDT

Salem Literary Festival

a conversation with Brandy Colbert & Natalia Sylvester on Political Activism in YA novels

More info

 
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) USING THE FORM BELOW:

© 2017 by Natalia Sylvester | All Rights Reserved

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