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Posted on: September 25, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: Meet Author Cleyvis Natera!

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Join us on October 3 at 6 PM at the Iselin Library for a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with New York Times acclaimed author Cleyvis Natera!

Registration is required! Please register online or by calling 732-634-4450.

Cleyvis Natera is the author of Neruda on the Park, her debut novel, which takes the reader on a literary journey through themes of identity and culture. This novel has earned recognition and acclaim from The New York Times!

At this event, you'll get to meet Cleyvis in-person and gain insight into her creative process. You’ll also explore Hispanic culture and storytelling through her work!

Cleyvis Natera is an essayist, short fiction writer, critic and novelist. Her debut novel Neruda on the Park was an anticipated book of 2022 by TIME, the Today Show, Good Morning America’s Zibby Owens, ELLE, Ms Magazine, Bustle, Goodreads, Book Riot, Entertainment Weekly, The Millions, Electric Literature, Lit Hub and The Rumpus. Upon publication, Neruda on the Park was selected as a May 2022 New York Times Editor’s Choice and as the June 2022 pick for Nobel Laurate Malala Yousafzai’s Fearless Literati Book Club.  

Natera was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New York City. She’s received honors from PEN America, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Hermitage Artist Retreat, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation (VONA). Her fiction, essays and criticism have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, URSA Fiction, Alien Nation: 36 True Tales of Immigration, The Brooklyn Rail, TIME, The Rumpus, Gagosian Quarterly, The Washington Post, The Kenyon Review, Aster(ix) and Kweli Journal, among other publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Skidmore College and a Master of Fine Arts from New York University. Cleyvis worked a corporate job in insurance for two decades ascending to the executive level before pivoting her career to become a full-time writer. She lives with her husband and two young children in Montclair, New Jersey.

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