Luis Alberto Urrea is a Mexican-American author as well as a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction and member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame. He is best known for writing the Lannan Literary Award winning The Devil’s Highway: A True Story and The Horse of Broken Angels.

Urrea’s first book was Across the Wire which was named a New York Times Notable Book and won the Christopher Award. In addition to his fiction and non-fiction writing, he is also a poet who won a Western States Book Award in poetry for The Fever of Being. He attended the University of California at San Diego for his undergraduate and then did his graduate studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder. He currently lives in Naperville, IL with his family where he also works professor of creative writing at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Publication Order of The Hummingbird's Daughter Books

The Hummingbird's Daughter (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Queen of America (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Border Trilogy Books

Across the Wire (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
By the Lake of Sleeping Children (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nobody's Son (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

In Search of Snow (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Into the Beautiful North (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The House of Broken Angels (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Amapola (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Collections

The Fever of Being (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghost Sickness (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vatos (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Six Kinds of Sky (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tijuana Book of the Dead (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Water Museum (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Wandering Time (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil's Highway (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Diogenes Club Books

Shadows Over Innsmouth (By: Stephen Jones) (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror 5 (By: Harlan Ellison,Chet Williamson,Edward Bryant,Elizabeth Hand,Charles L. Grant,Kim Newman,Barry N. Malzberg,,S.P. Somtow,Steve Tem,,Christopher Fowler,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,Poppy Brite,,,,Stephen Jones,,,Thomas Ligotti) (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cthulhu 2000 (By: Harlan Ellison,Roger Zelazny,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,Lawrence Watt-Evans,,Esther M. Friesner,Poppy Brite,F. Paul Wilson,,,Thomas Ligotti,Bruce Sterling,,James P. Blaylock) (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Terrors 2 (By: ,Harlan Ellison,Graham Masterton,Peter Straub,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,Brian Lumley,,Michael Marshall Smith,,Conrad Williams,Clive Barker,Stephen Jones,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Paul J. McAuley) (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark of the Night (By: Richard Christian Matheson,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Douglas E. Winter,Stephen Laws,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,Stephen Jones) (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
White of the Moon (By: Stephen Jones) (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Where The Bodies Are Buried (By: Kim Newman) (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Infinity Plus One (By: Keith Brooke) (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Embrace the Mutation (By: William Schafer) (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 14 (By: Joe Hill,,Brian Hodge,Stephen Gallagher,Jeff VanderMeer,Neil Gaiman,,Ramsey Campbell,Kelly Link,Kim Newman,,Graham Joyce,China Miéville,Stephen Jones,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Paul J. McAuley) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixteenth Annual Collection (With: Robin McKinley,Brian Hodge,Karen Joy Fowler,Stephen Gallagher,Edward Bryant,Joan D. Vinge,Elizabeth Hand,Neil Gaiman,Terry Dowling,Ramsey Campbell,Peter Dickinson,Kelly Link,Kim Newman,,Christopher Fowler,Bentley Little,Adam Roberts,Conrad Williams,Graham Joyce,,,China Miéville,Lucy Taylor,,Thomas M. Disch,,Haruki Murakami,Jeffrey Ford,Kevin Brockmeier,Theodora Goss,,,,Terri Windling,Ellen Datlow,,,Carlton Mellick III) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth (By: Stephen Jones) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror 16 (By: Stephen Gallagher,Lisa Tuttle,Tanith Lee,Neil Gaiman,,Ramsey Campbell,Kelly Link,Kim Newman,Michael Marshall Smith,Poppy Brite,Tim Lebbon,Christa Faust,Stephen Jones,Brian Keene,Dale Bailey,,,,Tina Rath) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Adventure (By: Chris Roberson) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man from the Diogenes Club (By: Kim Newman) (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2006: 19th Annual Collection (By: Joe Hill,Chuck Palahniuk,Charles de Lint,,Edward Bryant,Joan D. Vinge,Elizabeth Hand,,Elizabeth Bear,Kelly Link,Delia Sherman,Kim Newman,,,China Miéville,Geoff Ryman,,Isabel Allende,,Jeffrey Ford,,,Bruce Sterling,Theodora Goss,Laird Barron,Sarah Monette,,,Ellen Datlow,,,,Adam Nevill,,,,,,Dave Hutchinson) (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror 18 (By: ,Richard Christian Matheson,,Al Sarrantonio,David Morrell,Elizabeth Hand,,Michael Bishop,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,Christopher Fowler,Mark Morris,Geoff Ryman,Stephen Jones,,,Mark Chadbourn,Caitlín R. Kiernan) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Summer Chills (By: Harlan Ellison,Robert Silverberg,,Ramsey Campbell,Nancy Holder,Kim Newman,Brian Lumley,Christopher Fowler,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,,Clive Barker,Stephen Jones,,,,,Sarah Pinborough) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Infinity Plus (By: Keith Brooke) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret Files of the Diogenes Club (By: Kim Newman) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fair Folk (By: Marvin Kaye) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror 19 (By: Joe Hill,Joe R. Lansdale,Neil Gaiman,,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,Conrad Williams,Tom Piccirilli,Stephen Jones,,Tim Pratt,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Gary McMahon,,,,,Steven Erikson,Simon Kurt Unsworth) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Digital Domains: A Decade of Science Fiction & Fantasy (By: Ellen Datlow) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mysteries of the Diogenes Club (By: Kim Newman) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth (By: Brian Hodge,Ramsey Campbell,H.P. Lovecraft,Kim Newman,Brian Lumley,Michael Marshall Smith,Conrad Williams,,Stephen Jones,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,John Glasby,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mammoth Book of the Mummy (By: ) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixteenth Annual Collection(2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Phoenix Noir(2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lone Star Noir(2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Highway Kind(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Writer's Library(2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Don’t Turn Out the Lights(2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Growing Up Chicago(2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fourteen Days: An Unauthorized Gathering(2024)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Luis Alberto Urrea Books, You’ll Love…

The Devil’s Highway: A True Story is the Urrea’s Pulitzer Prize nominated book about the absurdity of U.S. border policy. A group of men attempted to cross the Mexican border into Arizona in 2001. The men took a route through the deadliest region of the continent known as the Devil’s Highway. It is a difficult trek and the results can be tragic. Urrea follows their journey and introduces readers to all of the characters they deal with along the way.

Urrea’s book The House of Broken Angels is a celebration of family, specifically the De La Cruzes who live on the Mexican-American border. Big Angel is in his final days and summons his family for one last birthday party. As the party nears, his mother dies and the weekend becomes a farewell to both of them. The family shares the many inspiring tales that make up their family lore and allowed them to flourish.

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