Luis Alberto Urrea, the
best-selling author of 14 books, will tell the story of his transformative journey
from the dirt streets of Tijuana to becoming a Pulitzer Prize finalist and
Urrea will appear at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 8 at the Lake Zurich Performing Arts Center at Lake Zurich High School.
He has authored numerous best selling books including Hummingbird’s Daughter and Queen of America. His memoir, Nobody’s Son: Notes From An American Life, won the American Book Award, and The Devil’s Highway, a non-fiction account of a group of Mexican immigrants lost in the Arizona desert, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
Urrea was born in Tijuana, Mexico, and writes about his dual-culture experience to explore universal themes of love, loss and triumph.
This event is co-sponsored by Ela Area Public Library and Fremont Public Library Districts. It is partially funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. To register, visit the library's website or call Ela Library at 847-438-3433.