Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professors

2021-2022 Stanford Distinguished Professors


Update: Thursday, Oct. 14th at 7 pm.

An Evening with Valeria Luiselli

Valeria Luiselli is an acclaimed and politically engaged writer whose most recent novel, Lost Children Archive, grapples with child migration as an important topic. In her lecture at the University of Miami, Luiselli will reflect on her writing and its ongoing relationship to current events.

Valeria LuiselliValeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Korea, South Africa, and India. An acclaimed writer of both fiction and nonfiction, she is the author of Sidewalks, Faces in the Crowd, The Story of My Teeth; Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions, and Lost Children Archive. She is the recipient of a 2019 MacArthur Fellowship and the winner of DUBLIN Literary Award, two Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, The Carnegie Medal, an American Book Award, and has been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Kirkus Prize, and the Booker Prize. She has been a National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" honoree and the recipient of a Bearing Witness Fellowship from the Art for Justice Fund. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Granta, and The New Yorker, among other publications, and has been translated into more than twenty languages. She is a Writer in Residence at Bard College and lives in New York City.

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