Luis Alberto Urrea
Literary Luis Alberto Urrea Peter Jay Sharp Building
Lepercq Space/BAMcafé
Canceled

Presented in partnership with the National Book Foundation

Author of The House of Broken Angels and The Devil’s Highway. “As a writer, I am drawn to the liminal space—the human borders which divide us all.”

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Novelist, essayist, and poet Luis Alberto Urrea is the author of the landmark nonfiction work The Devil’s Highway, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He also wrote the novels The House of Broken Angels, Into the Beautiful North, The Hummingbird’s Daughter, and Queen of America, as well as the story collection The Water Museum, which was a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist. He is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Award, an Edgar Award, a 2017 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, and a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow, among other honors. Urrea currently lives outside of Chicago and teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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