50 minutes | Sep 28, 2022

Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Jordan talks with Ingrid Rojas Contreras about the accident that left her with amnesia, grappling with the decision to write about her family, and the importance of offering healing.


INGRID ROJAS CONTRERAS was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Her latest book, The Man Who Could Move Clouds, was longlisted for the National Book Award in Non-Fiction. Her first novel Fruit of the Drunken Tree was the silver medal winner in First Fiction from the California Book Awards, and a New York Times editor’s choice. Her essays and short stories have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Believer, and Zyzzyva, among others. She lives in California.

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