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Author Valeria Luiselli
Author Valeria Luiselli
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International Women Authors Event to Feature Valeria Luiselli

Award-winning author Valeria Luiselli will be the keynote speaker at the Stanley Foundation’s 12th annual International Women Authors event October 23, 2018, in Davenport, Iowa.

Luiselli, who was born in Mexico City, is a novelist and nonfiction writer who is the author of Faces in the Crowd, Sidewalks, The Story of My Teeth, and Tell Me How It Ends. She has twice been nominated for the Kirkus Prize and the NBCC Award, is the two-time winner of a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and is a recipient of the National Book Foundation 5 under 35 award and the Bearing Witness Fellowship from the Art for Justice Fund. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Granta, and McSweeney’s, among other publications, and has been translated into more than 20 languages. She lives and teaches in New York City.

For the International Women Authors event, the Stanley Foundation annually invites a writer who was born and raised overseas to share her stories. Past speakers include Geraldine Brooks, Mariane Pearl, Laila Lalami, and Loung Ung.

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