Join us for an evening of readings and conversation by renowned authors Valeria Luiselli and mónica teresa ortiz, around the politics of borders and belonging.
Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City in 1983 and grew up in South Africa. A novelist (Faces in the Crowd and The Story of My Teeth) and essayist (Sidewalks and Tell Me How It Ends), her work has been translated into many languages. In 2014, Faces in the Crowd was the recipient of the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award. The Story of My Teeth was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the 2015 Los Angeles Times Prize for Best Fiction.
mónica teresa ortiz was born and raised in Texas. Her work has recently appeared in Winter Tangerine Review, Texas Review, and her first poetry collection, muted blood, is forthcoming from Black Radish Books in summer 2018.
*photography credit for Valeria Luiselli image (right): Alfredo Peleastre
*photography credit for mónica teresa ortiz (left): gloria delgadillo alvarado