Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with Readings by Ana Menendez and Luis Alberto Urrea
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The last date listed for Ana Menendez and Luis Alberto Urrea was Friday September 29, 2006 / 8:00pm.
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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.