Luis Alberto Urrea: Life Is An Act Of Literary Creation


Mexican-American novelist Luis Urrea used to think that simply being a good observer would make his writing better. But over time, he’s come to believe that being a good writer and a good person comes from paying attention to the world around him.

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Luis Alberto Urrea is author of 13 books including “The Hummingbird`s Daughter” and “The Devil`s Highway.” He was born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American mother. Urrea is a professor of creative writing at the University of Illinois-Chicago.