Past Event

Nonfiction Dialogues: Ingrid Rojas Contreras

October 25, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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501 Dodge Hall

Writer Ingrid Rojas Contreras in conversation with Writing Program Professor Lis Harris.

Ingrid Rojas Contreras was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Her Pulitzer Prize finalist memoir, The Man Who Could Move Clouds, tells the story of her family's lineage of curanderos, and her mother, who was the first woman to become one. The book won a Medal in Nonfiction from the California Book Awards, was a National Book Award Finalist, and was long-listed for a Carnegie Medal in Excellence in Nonfiction, and National Book Critics Circle Award. It was named a "Best Book of the Year" by TIME, People, NPR, Vanity Fair, Boston Globe, among others. Her first novel Fruit of the Drunken Tree was the silver medal winner in First Fiction from the California Book Awards, and a New York Times editor’s choice. Her essays and short stories have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Cut, Zyzzyva, and is forthcoming from Harper's. She lives in California.

About the Nonfiction Dialogues

The Nonfiction Dialogues is an evening literary series in which Professor and Writing Program Chair Lis Harris discusses with distinguished nonfiction writers their work and careers. Recent guests have included Emily BernardPeter GodwinAdrian Nicole LeBlancJelani Cobb, Lacy Johnson, Terese Marie Mailhot, and Maggie Nelson.