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Valeria Luiselli, "Migrant Stories in the American Border Crisis"
Friday, November 15, 2019 at 4:30pm
Klarman Auditorium: Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium
Migrant Stories in the American Border Crisis
Luiselli will be discussing her most recent novel, LOST CHILDREN ARCHIVE, based on her own immersive research in immigration court at the border.
VALERIA LUISELLI was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Korea, South Africa and India. An acclaimed writer of both fiction and nonfiction, she is the author of the essay collection Sidewalks; the novels Faces in the Crowd and The Story of My Teeth; and, most recently, Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions. She is the winner of two Los Angeles Times Book Prizes and an American Book Award, and has twice been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Kirkus Prize. She has been a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” honoree and the recipient of a Bearing Witness Fellowship from the Art for Justice Fund. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Granta, and McSweeney’s, among other publications, and has been translated into more than twenty languages. She lives in New York City.
This event sponsored by the Department of Romance Studies with support provided by the Latina/o Studies Program, Latin American Studies Program, Department of English, Creative Writing Program, Helena Viramontes, and Ernesto Quiñonez.