Author Spotlight

Valeria Luiselli

Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Korea, South Africa, and India. She is the author of the award-winning novels Faces in the Crowd (2014) and The Story of My Teeth (2015) and the essay collections Sidewalks (2014) and Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions (2017)—all published by Coffee House Press. Tell Me How It Ends was described by the Texas Observer as the “first must-read book of the Trump era” and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. Her most recent novel, Lost Children Archive (Knopf), was longlisted for the Booker Prize and the Women’s Prize for Fiction and shortlisted for a Carnegie Medal. Luiselli is the recipient of a MacArthur fellowship.

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Roma, or the Art of Making Ruins

Alfonso Cuarón’s vivid re-creation of his childhood memories holds up a mirror to the social instability that roiled his hometown in the 1970s.

By Valeria Luiselli

Japón: On Seeing Ourselves Seeing

At a time when Mexican audiences were taught to equate good cinema with foreign cinema, Carlos Reygadas heralded the arrival of something new with his audaciously poetic first feature.

By Valeria Luiselli