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Valeria Luiselli

Mexico (b.1983)

Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City in 1983 and grew up in South Africa. Her novels and essays have been translated into many languages and her work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, Granta, and McSweeneys. Some of her recent projects include a ballet libretto for the choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, performed by the New York City Ballet in Lincoln Center in 2010; a pedestrian sound installation for the Serpentine Gallery in London; and a novella in installments for workers in a juice factory in Mexico. She lives in New York City.

Genres: Literary Fiction
Non fiction
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Book nominee (2017) : The Story of My Teeth
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2019) : Lost Children Archive

Valeria Luiselli recommends
Tyll (2020)
Daniel Kehlmann
"Kehlmann’s imagination runs deep and wild. It travels with the currents of history, in its cycles of brutality and violence, it reaches into our own solitude and silence, summoning us, it soars far and high, and echoes with the power of myth."

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