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.

upcoming events

Dallas Festival of Ideas
Dallas Festival of Ideas Feb 27th to Feb 28th Dallas, TX

We're talking about Dallas and culture and diversity. Details here.

Dallas, TX
Feb 27th to Feb 28th
2015
Big Read in San Leandro
Big Read in San Leandro Mar 6th to Mar 7th San Leandro, CA

San Leandro is reading Into the Beautiful North and I will be there to talk about it. Details here.

San Leandro, CA
Mar 6th to Mar 7th
2015
University of Missouri
University of Missouri Mar 12th 7 p.m. Columbia, MO

Creative Writing Program Lecture series. Details to come.

Columbia, MO
Mar 12th
2015
7 p.m.
Tucson Festival of Books
Tucson Festival of Books Mar 13th to Mar 15th Tucson, AZ

Wouldn't miss it. Details here.

Tucson, AZ
Mar 13th to Mar 15th
2015
Notre Dame University
Notre Dame University Apr 23rd South Bend, IN

As part of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research. Details to come.

South Bend, IN
Apr 23rd
2015