Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with Readings by Ana Menendez and Luis Alberto Urrea
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History, myth and a contemporary wit are frequent bedfellows in Scottish poet Carol Ann Duffy's work. A celebrated and award-winning poet, writer and playwright, Duffy has won the T.S. Eliot Prize and a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, among others, and was appointed Britain's Poet Laureate in 2009, the first woman to hold the position. Her collections of poetry include The Bees, Rapture and Jubilee Lines. For this appearance, she'll read selections from her own work and from her favorite works by others. Learn More
Ana Menendez is the author of two books of fiction, which have been translated into several languages: In Cuba I was a German Shepherd, which was a 2001 New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and whose title story won a Pushcart Prize; and Loving Che, a national bestseller. A 2006 PEN/Faulkner Award Judge, Menendez is a columnist for the Miami Herald.
Luis Alberto Urrea is the author, most recently, of The Hummingbird’s Daughter. He is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Award, an American Book Award, a Western States Book Award, a Colorado Book Award, and the 2006 Kiriyama Prize in fiction, and has been inducted into the Latino Literary Hall of Fame. He is also the author of several volumes of poetry as well as nonfiction work, including The Devil’s Highway, which was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, and Across the Wire, winner of the Christopher Award. Urrea teaches creative writing at the University of Illinois in Chicago.
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