Carmella Padilla

CARMELLA PADILLA is a journalist, author, and editor who explores intersections in art, culture, and history. She has published extensively, including in The Wall Street Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Latina, and American Craft. Recent books include A Red Like No Other: How Cochineal Colored the World, The Work of Art: Folk Artists in the 21st Century, El Rancho de las Golondrinas: Living History in New Mexico’s La Ciénega Valley, and The Chile Chronicles: Tales of a New Mexico Harvest. A nineteenth-generation native Santa Fean, she is a recipient of the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.

If you purchase a festival ticket (on the SFLF website) that is INCLUSIVE of the author's featured book, you will receive that book upon check-in for that event at the festival.

If you purchase the book directly through Collected Works, your book will be available for pickup at 202 Galisteo St (inside the brick and mortar bookstore, including during the festival).

El Rancho de las Golondrinas:  Living History in New Mexico’s La Ciénega Valley: Living History in New Mexico’s La Ciénega Valley By Carmella Padilla, Parsons Jack (By (photographer)), Jack Parsons (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Carmella Padilla, Parsons Jack (By (photographer)), Jack Parsons (By (photographer))
$39.95
ISBN: 9780890135532
Availability: Temporarily Unavailable with our Distributor (Disregard for Forrest Fenn books - always in stock)
Published: Museum of New Mexico Press - May 16th, 2009

The Chile Chronicles:  Tales of a New Mexico Harvest: Tales of a New Mexico Harvest By Carmella Padilla, Parsons Jack (By (photographer)), Jack Parsons (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Carmella Padilla, Parsons Jack (By (photographer)), Jack Parsons (By (photographer))
$19.95
ISBN: 9780890133507
Availability: Temporarily Unavailable with our Distributor (Disregard for Forrest Fenn books - always in stock)
Published: Museum of New Mexico Press - August 1st, 1997

Conexiones: Connections in Spanish Colonial Art By Carmella Padilla, Pierce Donna, Donna Pierce Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9780971910300
Availability: Temporarily Unavailable with our Distributor (Disregard for Forrest Fenn books - always in stock)
Published: Museum of Spanish Colonial Art - July 17th, 2002

The Inaugural Santa Fe Literary Festival was a huge success!

Collected Works was very proud to have been on-site all weekend as the official bookstore of the Santa Fe Festival. Bestselling, prizewinning authors and literary legends like Margaret Atwood, Joy Harjo, Colson Whitehead, Sandra Cisneros, Jon Krakauer, amongst others, spent time in our mini-bookstore in the lobby of the Convention Center and signed hundreds of books, which we now have in stock. So if you missed the festival but are looking for a signed copy of one of their books, please call us or come in to browse.

Purchase your books by festival authors directly from CW below:

Margaret AtwoodFreddie BitsoieSandra CisnerosLynn ClineWilliam deBuysAshley FordJohn GrishamRoshi Joan HalifaxJoy HarjoAnne HillermanCheryl Alters JamisonCraig JohnsonAsma KhanPhil KlayJon KrakauerValeria LuiselliDeborah MadisonEmily St. John MandelGeorge R. R. MartinJames McGrath MorrisSarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich of Honey & Co.Carmella Padilla   Douglas PrestonKirstin Valdez QuadeBob ShacochisHenry ShukmanHampton SidesBryant TerryDarryl Lorenzo WellingtonColson WhiteheadDon WinslowLawrence Wright