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Luis Alberto Urrea



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Luis Alberto Urrea, 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist and member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, is an acclaimed writer who uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph. American Book Award winner, New York Times Notable Book honoree and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Urrea has made his mark in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. His newest book is "House of Broken Angels." Here he crafts the San Diego-set story of a final birthday party thrown for fading patriarch Miguel Angel De La Cruz, known to everyone as Big Angel. When his ancient mother dies unexpectedly, the event turns into a celebration of the family's history....the definitive Mexican American immigrant story. A quintessentially American story.

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Scheduled events:
Fuerza
Celebrated authors Luis Alberto Urrea and Ron Querry discuss breaking the mold in their signature works by featuring strong women of color.

Nuestras Raíces/Presentation Stage (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Nuestras Raices
Signing area: Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Craft Tent & Signing Area (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Ron Querry, Luis Urrea
Moderator: Elva De La Torre
Meet Luis Urrea
Hailed by NPR as a “literary badass” and a “master storyteller with a rock and roll heart,” Luis Alberto Urrea is an acclaimed writer who uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph. His latest book is "The House of Broken Angels".

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 304, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Luis Urrea
Moderator: Jennifer Lee Carrell
Divides that Blind Us
Meet three very different authors with three very different perspectives as they discuss the racial, cultural and religious divides that are so destructive here and abroad.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 340)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Carol Anderson, Noa Baum, Luis Urrea
Moderator: John Fife
Is the Best Fiction Truth in Disguise?
Luis Alberto Urrea, Andre Dubus III and Sigrid Nunez have won major awards for their fiction. These books resonate, however, because they ring so true. They say something to us about us. Is great fiction simply truth is disguise? Discuss.

Student Union North Ballroom (Seats 560)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union North Ballroom Gallery (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Andre Dubus III, Sigrid Nunez, Luis Urrea
Moderator: Thomas Perry

Books:
House of Broken Angels
Fiction / Literature
Back Bay
March 2019
ISBN 9780316154895
$16.99, INSTOCK
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Into the Beautiful North
Fiction / Literature
Little Brown
June 2010
ISBN 9780316025263
$15.00, INSTOCK
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Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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