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
 

Into the Beautiful North

Am honored that Into the Beautiful North is one of just 34 books selected for the NEA's Big Read project. Ride along with Nayeli & Tacho! Grant money is available for communities interested in exploring common ground through literature. Details here.

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.

National City Reparation Society

Continuing my experiment with noir and mystery, my short story from San Diego Noir was featured at The Criminal Element

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.

upcoming events

Mission Creek Festival
Mission Creek Festival Apr 1st Iowa City, IA

Book release party to celebrate The Water Museum AND The Tijuana Book of the Dead! Details to come!

Iowa City, IA
Apr 1st
2015
AWP
AWP Apr 8th to Apr 10th Minneapolis, MN

Panels. Details here. 

Minneapolis, MN
Apr 8th to Apr 10th
2015
Notre Dame University
Notre Dame University Apr 23rd 4 p.m. Notre Dame, IN

Lecture and book signing sponsored by the Inter-University Program for Latino Research. Details here

Notre Dame, IN
Apr 23rd
2015
4 p.m.
Hood River Reads
Hood River Reads Apr 24th to Apr 27th Hood River, OR

Excited to visit with the wonderful community of Hood River where they are reading Into the Beautiful North! Details here.

Hood River, OR
Apr 24th to Apr 27th
2015
826 Boston
826 Boston May 5th Boston, MA

Gonna keynote the fundraiser! Can't wait! Will be a Cinco de Mayo to remember. Details to come.

Boston, MA
May 5th
2015