Luis Alberto Urrea

 

 

Luis Alberto Urrea Hailed by NPR as a “literary badass” and a “master storyteller with a rock and roll heart,” LUIS ALBERTO URREA is a prolific and acclaimed writer who uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph. A 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction and member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, Urrea is the critically acclaimed and best-selling author of 16 books, winning numerous awards for his poetry, fiction and essays. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American mother, Urrea is most recognized as a border writer though he says, “I am more interested in bridges, not borders.” Nearly 100 cities and colleges have chosen Into the Beautiful North, The Devil’s Highway or The Hummingbird’s Daughter for a One Book community read. Urrea lives with his family in Naperville, IL, where he is a distinguished professor of creative writing at the University of Illinois-Chicago. luisurrea.com

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