Tutka Bay Author Reading: Luis Alberto Urrea in Anchorage

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Recorded: Monday, September 26 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Wilda Marston Theater at Z.J. Loussac Library
3600 Denali St.
Anchorage, AK

Co-sponsored by Title Wave Books.

Bio: Urrea, a Guggenheim Fellow and Pulitzer Prize finalist, is the author of 18 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.”

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 and the Pacific Rim Kiriyama Prize. His latest novel, The House of Broken Angels, was a 2018 finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He won an American Academy of Arts and Letters Fiction award for his collection of short stories, The Water Museum, which was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Urrea’s novel Into the Beautiful North is a Big Read selection of the National Endowment of the Arts. His forthcoming novel, Goodnight, Irene, will be published by Little, Brown in early 2023. He is a distinguished professor of creative writing at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

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