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The remainder of the spring lineup of the NYS Writers Institute has been postponed due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Valeria Luiselli

novelist and essayist

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
7:30 p.m. Author presentation/Q&A, Capital District Latinos Fellowship Hall, 160 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12206

Note: Earlier that same day at 4:15 p.m., Luisella will give a craft talk in the Standish Room, Science Library, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany NY 12222. 

The Earth Day 

An Earth Day reception at Capital District Latinos begins at 6 p.m. Check their Facebook page for more information.


Valeria Luiselli, photo by Diego Berruecos/Gatopardo

Valeria Luiselli, winner of a 2019 MacArthur “Genius” Award, is a bestselling New York-based Mexican author who writes fiction and nonfiction to voice her outrage about issues regarding 21st century migration in the United States.


She received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for her bestselling 2015 novel, The Story of My Teeth, and the National Book Critics Circle Award for her 2017 nonfiction book, Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions, about her work with migrant children from Central America.


Her new novel is Lost Children Archive (2019), about one family’s road trip from New York to Arizona—into the heart of the immigration crisis. It was named a best book of 2019 by the New York Times, TIME magazine, NPR, and O, The Oprah Magazine. It was also long-listed for the Booker Prize.



Cosponsored by Capital District Latinos.

photo by Diego Berruecos/Gatopardo   

Valeria Luiselli, Lost Children Archive.
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