Author Ingrid Rojas Contreras at Sunnyside Community Services

On Tuesday, December 11, best-selling author Ingrid Rojas Contreras read from her novel, “Fruit of the Drunken Tree,” and shared fascinating insights about writing, life, language, and historical and personal context with moderator Cindy Rodriguez, New York Public Radio senior investigative reporter. Contreras took questions from the audience about important characters, themes, and personal experiences, and signed copies of her novel, a mesmerizing debut set in Colombia about a sheltered young girl and a teenage maid who strike an unlikely friendship during the height Pablo Escobar’s reign.  A cocktail reception topped off the evening.  We would like to thank our sponsor, Lamb Insurance Services, and all the members of the audience who attended.