Professor Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Professor 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. Her memoir, The Man Who Could Move Clouds (Doubleday, 2022) is a story about her grandfather, a curandero from Colombia who it was said had the power to move clouds. It was named a TIME best book of summer.

Awards & Distinctions

  • Silver Medal in First Fiction, 2019 — California Book Awards

  • Camargo Fellowship, Bakeless Breadloaf Fellow

  • Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Waiter Scholarship

  • Hedgebrook Residency

  • Djerassi Resident Artist

Selected Publications