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Valeria Luiselli, described as “one of the most exciting new writers working today,” by the Los Angeles Times will be at WAM for a reading, conversation, and signing event. Luiselli will read an excerpt from her novel, “The Story of My Teeth,” written in collaboration with the workers at a Jumex juice factory in Mexico city and hailed as one of the best books of 2015 by the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Buzzfeed and more. Luiselli’s work can also be found in WAM’s new fall exhibition The Talking Cure.
In partnership with: University of Minnesota’s Creative Writing Program and Coffee House Press.
Valeria 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 Yorker, The New York Times, Granta, and McSweeney's, among other publications, and has been translated into more than twenty languages. She teaches at Bard College and is a visiting professor at Harvard University.