Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Instructor & Writer
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Ingrid Rojas Contreras is the author of Fruit of the Drunken Tree (Doubleday, 2018) a silver medal winner in First Fiction from the California Book Awards, and a New York Times editor's choice. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Cut, The Believer, and elsewhere. A new work of nonfiction, a family memoir about her grandfather, a curandero from Colombia who it was said had the power to move clouds, is coming from Doubleday in 2022. 


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Cover Photo: This illustration is made up of six blue panels (three panels wide and two panels tall). In the top center panel, a figure is shown diving into the water, spread open like a book, across the bottom three panels.
The Working Metaphors of Novel Writing

Ingrid Rojas Conteras speaks to Naima Coster, Alexandra Kleeman, R. O. Kwon, Laura van den Berg, and Bryan Washington about the language they use to describe writing novels.

Cover Photo: This image shows two people sitting next to each other and typing on laptops. It's a close up of their hands and wrists and the vibe is pastel and pleasant.
Cover Photo: a writing desk with a pale wooden top and white legs with an iMac, some rocks and crystals and other objects, and two lamps atop it; before it sits a gray padded swivel chair, a window to the right, with pictures pinned to the white wall
Where Ingrid Rojas Contreras Writes

The three Polaroids that hang by my desk are from different parts of the story, but it helps to have them nearby.