Natalia Sylvester is the author of the novels Chasing the Sun, which was named the Best Debut Book of 2014 by Latinidad, and Everyone Knows You Go Home, which won an International Latino Book Award and was named a Best Book of 2018 by Real Simple magazine. Born in Lima, Peru, she came to the US at age four and grew up in South Florida, Central Florida, and the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. She earned her BA in creative writing from the University of Miami and is now a faculty member of the low-residency MFA program at Regis University. Sylvester‘s work has appeared in Bustle, Catapult, Electric Literature, Latina magazine, McSweeney’s Publishing, and the Austin American-Statesman. Her debut YA novel, Running, is forthcoming in spring 2020 from Clarion Books/HMH.