The Department of Literature & Languages, in partnership with the Arlington Public Library and the Arlington Reads program, welcomes Valeria Luiselli to campus on May 7th. All first-year students the Composition Program are reading Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions, and each student will have an opportunity to hear and learn from the author.
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 the essay collection "Sidewalks
;" the novels "Faces in the Crowd
" and "The Story of My Teeth
;" and, most recently, "Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions.
" She is the winner of two Los Angeles Times Book Prizes and an American Book Award, and has twice been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Kirkus 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 McSweeney's, among other publications, and has been translated into more than twenty languages. She lives in New York City. (Bio via Arlington Reads)