Lecture: "Universal Border: From Tijuana to the World"
Tue, October 15, 2013 • 7:00 PM • BMC 2.106
Luis Alberto Urrea will examine the experience of immigration and the meanings of the border through his own life story.
Prolific in a variety of genres, from literary journalism to poetry and fiction, Luis Alberto Urrea is best known for his penetrating examination of life along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Devil’s Highway, his tragic account of a group of Mexican immigrants who died in the Arizona dessert, won the Lannan Literary Award in 2004 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2005. Among his many other accolades is an American Book Award for his memoir, Nobody’s Son: Notes from an American Life. His recent books include the acclaimed novels The Hummingbird’s Daughter and Into the Beautiful North.
For more information, contact Dave Junker at 512.773.0673.