The TEDX Talk

I was recently asked to give a TEDX Talk in Sitka, Alaska and took advantage of those 14 minutes to talk about immigrant children. Watch here.

Queen of America

Now in Paperback!

In the long awaited sequel to The Hummingbird's Daughter, Teresita has been cast out of Mexico. Now she must make a new life in America.

 

 

Moyers & Company

My interview with Bill Moyers on Moyers & Company is available online. Lots of extras, including some poetry. You can see it here.

The Devil's Highway

Honored that The Devil's Highway is the Montclar Book 2013 at Montclair State University and All-Freshman Read at the University of Texas-San Antonio. Look for a special 10th anniversary edition next year!

This Week I Love:

Books: WWII Red Cross research texts, Haiku in English, Lee Child's Never Go Back
Movies: The Sound of Noise, Amour, Riddick
Music: Bastille
TV: Breaking Bad, Broadchurch,Luther
 

Books are great gifts

Click above to order from my local store and I'll personalize before they ship. A perfect gift!

The Wastelander

My regular column for Orion magazine: How I discovered Walden Pond. Sort of.

Book plates

I'd be happy to send you a signed book plate. Just ask!

Luis reads The Devil's Highway

Listen to an excerpt of Luis reading the audio version of The Devil's Highway

Esquire fiction

I'm really proud of a short story I wrote for Esquire magazine's new e-book series. For $1.99, you get a new story by me, Jess Walter & Aaron Gwyn. For e-readers and Kindle.

Urrea speaks!

Would you like me to speak at your school/town/library/event? Click the logo for more information.

 

 

Ethnick

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Welcome!  I’m Luis and officially, I’m an “award-winning” and “best-selling” author. I’ve written a bunch of books, stories & poems and I’ll write a bunch more. I hope you like them. Read my official bio, download a press kit & see some family pictures.

Oh, and you pronounce it: oo-RAY-uh.

Book club members have been some of my most enthusiastic and careful readers. I’m thrilled to share my work with you, answer your questions and tell you some of the stories behind the stories. This is our spot, just for us. Here, we can chat:  If I’m nearby, I’ll come and visit your club. Otherwise, we can Skype, talk over the phone or email. Sometimes, I’ll send surprises or hold contests.

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upcoming events

Lake Forest Reads
Lake Forest Reads Oct 28th 6 p.m. Lake Forest, IL

Honored that Lake Forest Reads has chosen Into the Beautiful North. Details here.

Lake Forest, IL
Oct 28th
2014
6 p.m.
Festival of Words
Festival of Words Nov 7th to Nov 10th Grand Coteau, LA

Excited to return to Acadiana for this home-grown lit fest! Details here.

Grand Coteau, LA
Nov 7th to Nov 10th
2014
SOS for Out-of-School Youth
SOS for Out-of-School Youth Nov 20th Clearwater Beach, FL

Pleaesd to be making a presentation to the national gathering for this group that services immigrant youth. Details here.

Clearwater Beach, FL
Nov 20th
2014
University of WI-Whitewater Campus Read
University of WI-Whitewater Campus Read Dec 1st 7 p.m. Whitewater, WI

The University of WI-Whitewater and its surrounding communities have chosen Into the Beautiful North for its campus/community read. I couldn't be more pleased! See you in December! Details here

Whitewater, WI
Dec 1st
2014
7 p.m.
Gemini Ink
Gemini Ink Feb 26th to Feb 27th San Antonio, TX

Honored to be part of this lecture series sponsored by the fantastic literary organization of San Antonio, TX. Details here.

San Antonio, TX
Feb 26th to Feb 27th
2015