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Valeria Luiselli
Photograph © Alfredo Pelcastre
Valeria Luiselli is the author of Sidewalks (Coffee House); Faces in the Crowd, which won the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction; The Story of My Teeth (both Granta), which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Best Translated Book Award, and the Impac Prize 2017; Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions (Coffee House), a finalist for both the Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism; and Lost Children Archive (Knopf). In 2014, she received the 5 Under 35 prize from the National Book Foundation.

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April 10, 2024
I do not like old water.

The water in the ocean is old

The lake is old

But maybe it’s not

Subject to the logic of time, of old and new.

Water.
April 3, 2024
To my beloved sense of security, it’s your perimeter
that draws its corners like a belt when it comes down
to eating frozen foods out of the ground, each unenvelopment a finer slice of skin, hooped up inside     a shuffle to which turns quicken around the other way, like Artaud said about dead bolts, skull-clangor, that rings out.
March 27, 2024
On my day off, I drove my aging father to his death in the quaint town he had frequented after the navy when he was bouncing between jobs. On the phone, two nights before the fated trip, was the first I had heard him speak of this place. Though I believed him, doubts soon set in, and I wondered whether his claim was a phantom of his condition.
The acclaimed, genre-spanning writer reads from her work.
Monday, April 22, 2024
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Campus Center, Weis Cinema