Valeria Luiselli

Valeria Luiselli

Valeria Luiselli (born in 1983) - Spanish-speaking writer and essayist born in Mexico, who was raised in South Korea, South Africa and India. She is an acclaimed author of both fiction and non-fiction novels. Her work focuses on seeking out and describing various areas in the world that still remain undiscovered, bringing her fresh approach to fiction, fostering engagement and debate. Her first novel Faces in the Crowd (Los ingrávidos, 2012) has brought her the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her essay collection Sidewalks (2013) was met with widespread acclaim of critics and readers alike, and , and The Story of My Teeth (La historia de mis dientes, 2013) , a somewhat surreal, light-hearted and humorous novel, won the National Book Critics Circle Award. One of her most important books is Tell Me How It Ends. An Essay in Forty Questions (2017), a piece composed around forty questions asked by American migrant institutions to illegal Latin American refugees, in this case children who are at risk of deportation. In 2019, she has released her latest novel – Lost Children Archive, which is also her first book written in English. It won the Rathbones Folio Prize and was nominated for the 2019 Booker Prize. Her works have been translated into more than twenty languages. She currently lives in New York.