Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Korea, South Africa, and India. An acclaimed writer of both fiction and nonfiction, she is the author of the essay collection Sidewalks; the novels Faces in the Crowd and The Story of My Teeth; and, most recently, Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions. She is the recipient of a MacArthur "Genius Grant," the winner of two Los Angeles Times Book Prizes and an American Book Award, and has been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award twice and the Kirkus Prize on three occasions. She has been a National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" honoree and the recipient of a Bearing Witness Fellowship from the Art for Justice Fund. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Granta, and McSweeney's, among other publications, and has been translated into more than twenty languages. She lives in New York City.
WINNER OF THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN FICTION
WINNER OF THE FOLIO PRIZE
FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
FINALIST FOR THE KIRKUS PRIZE FOR FICTION
LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE
LONGLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE
"Impossibly smart, full of beauty, heart and insight. Everyone should read this book."
-Tommy Orange, author of There There
"A Great American Novel for our time."
"Unforgettable, down to its explosive final sentence. . . . [Luiselli] audaciously stretches the bounds of storytelling."
"Virtuosic. . . . The brilliance of the writing stirs rage and pity. It humanizes us."
-The New York Times Book Review
"This is a novel that challenges us, as a nation, to reconcile our differences. . . . [The] writing shimmers like its desert setting."
-The Washington Post
"Electric, elastic, alluring, new."
-The New York Times
"A remarkable feat of empathy."
"[A] brilliantly intricate and constantly surprising book."
-The New Yorker
"[Luiselli's] language is so transporting, it stops you time and again."
-O, The Oprah Magazine
"Like all great novels. . . . Lost Children Archive is unquestionably timely, [but] it also approaches a certain timelessness."
-Los Angeles Times
"Stunning. . . . Uniquely rewarding-and even life-changing."
-The Seattle Times
"Delicate, funny, effortlessly poetic."
-The New York Review of Books
"Rollicking. . . A highly imaginative and politically deft portrait of childhood within a vast American landscape."