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.


Kiriyama Prize Won in 2006

American Library Association Notable Books Won in 2006

Kiriyama Prize Nominated in 2005

Pulitzer Prize Nominated in 2005

Lannan Literary Award Won in 2004

Pulitzer Prize Finalist in 2004

Kiriyama Prize Finalist in 2004

American BookAward Won in 1999

Western States Book Award Won in 1994

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