Biography

Luis Alberto Urrea

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Luis Alberto Urrea is the bestselling author of THE WATER MUSEUM, 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.

Luis Alberto Urrea

Books by Luis Alberto Urrea

by Luis Alberto Urrea - Fiction, Short Stories

Examining the borders between one nation and another, between one person and another, Luis Alberto Urrea reveals his mastery of the short form. Suffused with wanderlust, compassion, and no small amount of rock and roll, this collection includes the Edgar Award-winning "Amapola" and his now-classic "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses," which had the honor of being chosen for NPR's "Selected Shorts" not once but twice.

by Luis Alberto Urrea - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction

After the bloody Tomochic rebellion, Teresita Urrea, beloved healer and "Saint of Cabora," flees with her father to Arizona. But their plans are derailed when she once again is claimed as the spiritual leader of the Mexican Revolution.