Luis Alberto Urrea is the critically acclaimed and best-selling author of 18 books of fiction, poetry and nonfiction. He’s a Pulitzer finalist, a Guggenheim Fellow, has won an Edgar, an American Book Award and is an inaugural fellow for the Borchard Foundation. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American mother, Urrea uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph. Hailed by NPR as a “literary badass” and a “master storyteller with a rock and roll heart,” Urrea has lived and written in Tucson and received the 2019 Tucson Festival of Books Founders Award. His most recent book is The House of Broken Angels, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and NY Times Notable Book.
This event is the first in the University of Arizona Poetry Center’s 2021-22 Reading & Lecture Series and is sponsored by the Borchard Foundation Center on Literary Arts, established to create a community of literary artists from across the Americas to foster meaningful connections between people, culture, and the natural world.
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