March 2022

Luis Alberto Urrea



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Luis Alberto Urrea, a 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. An 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 and a quintessentially American story.

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Scheduled events:
Luis Alberto Urrea & Héctor Tobar in Conversation
Festival favorite Luis Alberto Urrea and Pulitzer-prize winning author Héctor Tobar will discuss their writing, their reading and whatever else is on their minds in this free-wheeling conversation moderated by Ernesto Portillo, Jr. Let's listen in!

Marshall Foundation Stage (Seats 1000)
Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
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Panelists: Héctor Tobar, Luis Urrea
Moderator: Ernesto Portillo Jr.
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
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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