Valeria Luiselli

Honoree, 2014 5 Under 35

Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City in 1983 and grew up in South Africa. A novelist and an essayist, her work has been translated into many languages. In 2014, Faces in the Crowd was the recipient of the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and was a National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 honoree.
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Faces in the Crowd

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ISBN 9781847085061 Coffee House Press

As the voices of the narrators overlap and merge, they drift into one single stream, an elegiac evocation of love and loss. More about this book >

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Valeria Luiselli

Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City in 1983 and grew up in South Africa. A novelist and an essayist, her work has been translated into many languages. In 2014, Faces in the Crowd was the recipient of the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and was a National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 honoree. The Story of My Teeth was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the 2015 Los Angeles TimesPrize for Best Fiction.

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