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; Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions and Lost Children Archive. She is the recipient of a 2019 MacArthur Fellowship and the winner of two Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, The Carnegie Medal, an American Book Award and has been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Kirkus Prize and the Booker 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 is a Writer in Residence at Bard College and lives in New York City.
Reading followed by a discussion with:
Jhumpa Lahiri, Program in Creative Writing, Princeton University
Rubén Gallo, Spanish and Portuguese, Princeton University
Gabriela Nouzeilles, PLAS Director, Princeton University
Co-sponsored by the Program in Creative Writing, Council of Humanities, Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Department of English