Natalia Sylvester & Tim Z. Hernandez

Please join us this coming Wednesday as we talk with authors Natalia Sylvester and Tim Z. Hernandez.

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Natalia Sylvester is the author of the novel Chasing the Sun, which was chosen as the Best Debut book in Latinidad’s Best Books of 2014. Her essays and interviews with authors have been published in Latina magazine, Writer’s Digest, The Writer, and NBCLatino.com. Born in Lima, Peru, she came to the U.S. at age four and grew up in South Florida, where she received a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Miami. A former magazine editor, she now works as a freelance writer in Austin, Texas.

You can learn more about Natalia by visiting her Amazon Author page.

Tim Z. Hernandez is a poet, novelist and performance artist. He is the recipient of an American Book Award for poetry, the Premio Aztlan Prize for fiction, the Colorado Book Award, and the International Latino Book Award for historical fiction. In 2011 the Poetry Society of America named him one of sixteen New American Poets, and he was a finalist for the inaugural Freedom Plow Award for his work on locating the victims of the 1948 plane wreck at Los Gatos Canyon. His books and historical research have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Public Radio International, and NPR’s All Things Considered. He is currently working on a Non-Fiction Novel based on the historic plane crash at Los Gatos Canyon, an incident made famous by Woody Guthrie’s song of the same name. Hernandez holds a B.A. from Naropa University and an M.F.A. from Bennington College in Vermont. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas El Paso’s Bilingual M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing.

You can learn more about Tim by visiting his Amazon Author page.