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12 New Books by Colorado Authors to Gift Readers in 2022

From Denver-based noirs to beach-read romances, here are our picks for literary gifts from local authors.

Kali Fajardo-Anstine at Denver Public Library

Inside Denver Author Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s Much Anticipated Debut Novel

Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s debut collection of short stories, Sabrina & Corina, was a finalist for National Book Award in 2019. The Denver writer’s first novel, Woman of Light, due out this month, aims to build on her burgeoning literary legacy by reclaiming Indigenous Chicanas’ place in the history of the American West and Colorado.

Review: The Holly and Black Life as Drama

Like The Wire, Julian Rubinstein’s new book The Holly mines Black violence for the sake of drama—rendering the larger Park Hill community largely invisible.

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