Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Non-Fiction Born: 1955 Tijuana, Mexico Sites:
Illinois ConnectionUrrea lives in Naperville and is a professor of creative writing at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationA finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Luis Alberto Urrea is the bestselling author of ''The Devil's Highway'', ''The Hummingbird's Daughter'', ''Into the Beautiful North'', and ''Queen of America'', among others. He has won the Lannan Literary Award, the Pacific Rim Kiriyama Prize, an American Book Award, the Christopher Award, and an Edgar Award, among other honors. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American mother, he lives outside of Chicago and is a distinguished professor of creative writing at the University of Illinois-Chicago. A member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, he is a prolific and acclaimed writer who uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph. Download the following link to watch Luis speak at the 2018 National Book Festival - https://blogs.loc.gov/national-book-festival/2020/06/best-of-the-national-book-festival-luis-alberto-urrea-2018/?loclr=eanbfb.
*"Across the Wire: Life and Hard Times on the Mexican Border", Anchor Books, 1993 *"By the Lake of Sleeping Children: The Secret Life of the Mexican Border", Anchor Books, 1996 *"Ghost Sickness", Cinco Puntos Press, 1997 *"In Search of Snow", Harper Collins, 1994 *"Into the Beautiful North", Little, Brown and Company, 2009 *"Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush", Cinco Puntos Press, 2010 *"Nobody's Son: Notes from an American Life", University of Arizona Press, 1998 *"Queen of America", Little, Brown and Company, 2011 *"Six Kinds of Sky: A Collection of Short Fiction", Cinco Puntos Press, 2002 *"The Devil's Highway", Little, Brown and Company, 2004 *"The Fever of Being", West End, 1994 *"The House of Broken Angels", Little Brown and Company, 2017 *"The Hummingbird's Daughter", Little, Brown and Company, 2005 *"The Water Museum", Little Brown and Company, 2015 *"Wandering Time: Western Notebooks", University of Arizona Press, 1999