19 Facts About Valeria Luiselli


Valeria Luiselli was born on August 16,1983 and is a Mexican author living in the United States.


Valeria Luiselli is the author of the book of essays Sidewalks and the novel Faces in the Crowd, which won the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction.


Valeria Luiselli's books have been translated into more than 20 languages, with her work appearing in publications including, The New York Times, Granta, McSweeney's, and The New Yorker.


Valeria Luiselli's book, Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions, was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism.


In 2014, Valeria Luiselli was the recipient of the National Book Foundation's "5 under 35" award.


Valeria Luiselli eventually studied comparative literature at Columbia University, where she completed a Ph.


Valeria Luiselli teaches literature and creative writing at Bard College, collaborates as a writer with a number of art galleries, and has worked as a librettist for the New York City Ballet.


Valeria Luiselli served as a juror for the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 2016.


Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City, and moved to Madison, Wisconsin, with her family at the age of two.


Valeria Luiselli attended UWC Mahindra College in India and then returned to Mexico to attend university.


Valeria Luiselli enrolled in the National Autonomous University of Mexico to study philosophy, and then lived in Spain and France.


Valeria Luiselli first came to New York to study contemporary dance and worked as an intern at the United Nations, and later studied a PhD in Comparative Literature at Columbia University.


Valeria Luiselli started a literacy program for girls in a detention center in upstate New York that focuses on creative writing.


Valeria Luiselli is passionate about researching and writing about mass incarceration in the United States, with a focus on detention centers.


Valeria Luiselli is working on a performance piece with the poet Natalie Diaz related to mass incarceration and violence against women.


Valeria Luiselli has been interested in writing about and working to improve the plight of asylum-seeking children from Latin America, a theme that is present in her 2020 novel, Lost Children Archive.


Valeria Luiselli began writing Lost Children Archive in 2014 "as a loudspeaker for all of [her] political rage" after having served as a court translator for children from Latin America involved in the migration crisis.


The workers read the chapters out loud and provided comments on them, which Valeria Luiselli recorded and took into consideration as she wrote the next chapter.


Valeria Luiselli said she used it as a loudspeaker for all of her political rage regarding the migration crisis.