Cynthia Sylvester

Cynthia Sylvester is born into the Kiyaa’áanii Clan for the Bilagáana Clan and is an enrolled member of the Diné. She is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her work has appeared in ABQ in Print, Leon Literary Review, Lunch Ticket, As Us Journal, and Bosque—The Magazine, among others. She was the recipient of the Native Writer Award at the Taos Writer’s Conference. She is the host of Albuquerque DimeStories—3-Minute stories written and read by the author. Cynthia received a bachelor’s degree in the allied health profession from the University of New Mexico, and her MFA in creative writing from the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Sylvester’s debut book The Half-White Album, is published by the University of New Mexico Press as part of the Lynn and Lynda Miller Southwest Fiction Series. The Half-White Album is a finalist in two categories in the NM-AZ Book Awards. Find upcoming events and forthcoming books at