Wednesday, January 22, 2014
6:00 – 7:30om
Luis Alberto Urrea is the author of 13 books, including The Hummingbird’s Daughter, The Devil’s Highway, and Into the Beautiful North. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American mother, Luis has used the theme of borders, immigration and search for love and belonging throughout his work. A Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction (2005), he’s won the Kiriyama Prize (2006), the Lannan Award (2002), an American Book Award (1999) and was named to the Latino Literary Hall of Fame.
Chris Abani is the acclaimed author of GraceLand and The Virgin of Flames. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the PEN/Hemingway Award, the PEN Beyond the Margins Award, the Hurston Wright Award, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship, among many honors. Born in Nigeria, he is currently a Board of Trustees Professor of English at Northwestern University. He lives in Chicago.
Free and open to the public.
Presented by the Global Voices Lecture Series and the Seminary Co-op Bookstore.