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Fuller Award: Luis Alberto Urrea

6-8:30 p.m.

National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60608

A 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction and member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, Luis Alberto Urrea is the critically acclaimed and best-selling author of 17 books, winning numerous awards for his poetry, fiction and essays. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American mother, Urrea is most recognized as a border writer, though he says, “I am more interested in bridges, not borders.”  Urrea will become the ninth Chicago author to receive the prestigious Fuller Award for his lifetime achievements as an author, teacher, and activist. The event is free and open to the public, and includes a reception with food and drink preceeding the ceremony. The full speaking lineup, along with a registration link, will be posted shortly. Please return to this link to learn more about this memorable program.

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