Valeria Luiselli was born Mexico City in 1983 and grew up in South Africa. The author of Sidewalks; Faces in the Crowd; The Story of My Teeth; Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions and Lost Children Archive, her work has been translated into more than twenty languages and has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the New Yorker, Granta, and McSweeney’s. She is a Writer in Residence at Bard College and lives in New York City. Luiselli has been the recipient a number of awards, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Fiction (The Story of My Teeth); the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction (Lost Children Archive); the National Book Foundation’s “5 under 35” award; a Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Literature and a MacArthur Fellowship.
Co-sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Development, the English Department and the Department of Anthropology and Sociology.
This event will be recorded. If you are unable to attend the lecture in-person and would like access to the recording, please register at this link.
A series of events will be offered in the lead up to her visit, including:
A Book Discussion on two of Luiselli’s works, Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions and Lost Children Archive, will be held on March 24th at 12:00pm in the Gendebien Room (206) in Skillman Library. Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions can be accessed as an e-book through the library’s ProQuest subscription at this link. A physical copy of Lost Children Archive is available to check-out from Skillman Library.
A Film Series on Migration (co-sponsored by the Lafayette College Libraries, Department of International Affairs, IA Club, Refugee Action, and Lafayette College Women in Law) will be held during the month of March, featuring the following films and talk-backs:
An exhibit – Transplantada/Transplanted – will take place in the Williams Center for the Arts through April 5th. The exhibit has works by Juana Cordova and Natalia Nakazawa on display, and evokes connections between the journey of these plants and those of immigrants who leave their homes, in search of better conditions and relief from wars and poverty.