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.

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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

English in Action benefit
English in Action benefit Aug 31st 5 p.m. Aspen, CO

Keynote speaker at benefit for English in Action. Details here

Aspen, CO
Aug 31st
2016
5 p.m.
English in Action in Carbondale
English in Action in Carbondale Sep 1st 6 p.m. 3rd Street Center, Carbondale, CO

Happy to be back in beloved Carbondale. This is a community benefit with a suggested donation at the door. Details here.

3rd Street Center, Carbondale, CO
Sep 1st
2016
6 p.m.
Sierra Nevada College
Sierra Nevada College Sep 9th 7 p.m. Incline Village, NV

Friday night reading and Saturday workshop at one of the West's most beautiful colleges. Details here. 

Incline Village, NV
Sep 9th
2016
7 p.m.
Big Read in Beloit
Big Read in Beloit Sep 22nd 7 p.m. Beloit Public Library

Beloit WI is going Into the Beautiful North! Details here

Beloit Public Library
Sep 22nd
2016
7 p.m.
Big Read in Oak Park communities
Big Read in Oak Park communities Sep 28th 7 p.m. Dominican University Performing Arts Center, River Forest IL

Oak Park, Berwyn, Maywood and River Forest are all going Into the Beautiful North! They have some fantastic events planned. Please check all the details here.

Dominican University Performing Arts Center, River Forest IL
Sep 28th
2016
7 p.m.