Author Luis Alberto Urrea joins our campus as the fall 2019 Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writer on Thursday, November 7, in Buckley Center Auditorium at 7 p.m. He will also join us from 4-5 p.m. that day in BC 120 for an informal Q & A session, so bring your questions!
A member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, Urrea is the critically acclaimed, best-selling author of 17 books, and has won numerous awards for his poetry, essays, and fiction (The Hummingbird’s Daughter, The Water Museum, Into the Beautiful North). The Devil’s Highway, Urrea’s 2004 non-fiction account of a group of Mexican immigrants lost in the Arizona desert, won the Lannan Literary Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His latest novel, The House of Broken Angels, set in San Diego, is a tragic-comic meditation by one sprawling family on the borderlands between life and death. He is a distinguished professor of creative writing at the U. of Illinois-Chicago.
The events are free and open to the public. For details and questions contact English chair Lars Erik Larson at email@example.com.