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 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 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 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 SANTA FE LITERARY FESTIVAL

Celebrating the power of story, the inaugural Santa Fe Literary Festival will be an unforgettable weekend dedicated to a shared love and language of ideas. Collected Works Bookstore is thrilled to be the official bookstore of the Festival. 

Bestselling, prizewinning authors and literary legends like Margaret Atwood, Joy Harjo, Colson Whitehead, Sandra Cisneros, John Grisham, amongst others, will headline the festival, discussing their work with readings and book signings that set the stage for further inspired conversations.

NOTE: If you purchase a festival event ticket that is INCLUSIVE of the author's book, you will receive that book upon check-in for your event at the festival.

To order books by festival authors directly from CW, see below. Collected Works will be carrying a wide selection of books by all participating authors available for online pre-order and at the on-site festival bookstore May 20-23.

Purchase your tickets from the SF Literary Festival website here.

Purchase your books by festival authors directly from CW below:

Margaret Atwood     Freddie Bitsoie     Sandra Cisneros

Lynn Cline     William deBuys     Ashley Ford

John Grisham     Roshi Joan Halifax     Joy Harjo

Anne Hillerman     Cheryl Alters Jamison     Craig Johnson

Asma Khan     Phil Klay      Jon Krakauer

Valeria Luiselli     Deborah Madison      Emily St. John Mandel

George R. R. Martin      James McGrath Morris     Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich of Honey & Co. 

Carmella Padilla     Douglas Preston     Kirstin Valdez Quade

Bob Shacochis     Henry Shukman     Hampton Sides

Bryant Terry     Darryl Lorenzo Wellington     Colson Whitehead

Don Winslow     Lawrence Wright