Reading Women

Reading Women releases new episodes every Wednesday. Each month features two episodes on the same theme—one highlighting a range of titles and one discussing two titles more in depth—and two author interviews with women writers whose work we’ve loved.

Interview with Ingrid Rojas Contreras

We talk with Ingrid Rojas Contreras, author of the Fruit of the Drunken Tree, which is out now from Doubleday!

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Books Mentioned

Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Ingrid Recommends

Vida and Veins of the Ocean by Patricia Engel (Check our discussion episode about Veins of the Ocean here.)

The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon

A River of Stars by Vanessa Hua

If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim (Check our Interview with Crystal Hana Kim here.)

The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling

All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung

Author Bio

Ingrid Rojas Contreras was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Her essays and short stories have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Electric Literature, Guernica, and Huffington Post, among others. She has received fellowships and awards from The Missouri Review, Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, VONA, Hedgebrook, The Camargo Foundation, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures. She is the book columnist for KQED Arts, the Bay Area’s NPR affiliate.ram.

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