Luis Alberto Urrea

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his landmark work of nonficiton The Devil's Highway, Luis Alberto Urrea is also the bestselling author of the novels The Hummingbird's Daughter, Into the Beautiful North, and Queen of America, as well as the story collections The Water Museum, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist. He has won the Lannan Literary Award, an Edgar Award, and a 2017 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, among many other honors. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American mother, he lives outside of Chicago and teaches at the University of Illinois-Chicago.


Kiriyama Prize Won in 2006

American Library Association Notable Books Won in 2006

Kiriyama Prize Nominated in 2005

Pulitzer Prize Nominated in 2005

Pulitzer Prize Finalist in 2004

Kiriyama Prize Finalist in 2004

Lannan Literary Award Won in 2004

American BookAward Won in 1999

Western States Book Award Won in 1994

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