Natalia Sylvester emigrated to the U.S. with her parents from Lima, Peru when she was only four years old. She grew up in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas and in Florida where she received a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Miami. Her novel Chasing the Sun was chosen as the Best Debut book in Latinidad’s Best Books of 2014 and her most recent novel, Everyone Knows You Go Home, won an International Latino Book Award and Best Book of 2018 by Real Simple magazine. Her work has appeared in Bustle, Catapult, Latina Magazine, Electric Literature, McSweeney’s Publishing, and the Austin American-Statesman, Writer’s Digest, and NBCLatino.com. Natalia is currently a freelance writer living in Austin, Texas with her husband and two dogs.