Valeria Luiselli is a truly international author. She was born in Mexico City, but grew up in parts of the United States, Costa Rica, South Africa, and South Korea as her father worked as a diplomat. She is perhaps best known as the author of the award-winning novel, Faces in the Crowd.

When she was 16 she moved back to Mexico City with her mother, but ended up finishing high school in India. She started college at the University of Mexico and worked on her degree in Spanish and France as well. After graduation, Luiselli moved to New York where she has stayed since as she feels it is a nice balance between being foreign and at home.

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Faces in the Crowd (2011)Description / Buy at
The Story of My Teeth (2013)Description / Buy at
Lost Children Archive (2019)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Sidewalks (2010)Description / Buy at
Tell Me How It Ends (2016)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

Where You Are of Maps That Will Leave You Feeling Completely Lost(2013)Description / Buy at
Tales of Two Cities: The Best and Worst of Times In Today's New York(2014)Description / Buy at
Lunatics, Lovers and Poets(2016)Description / Buy at
MAKE X(2016)Description / Buy at
Glimmer Train Stories, #101(2017)Description / Buy at

If You Like Valeria Luiselli Books, You’ll Love…

Faces in the Crowd is the book that put Luiselli on the map. The book tells of a young mother living in Mexico City that is writing a novel about her time working as a translator in Harlem. She was a translator at a small independent press company, but it is Luiselli who makes the book come to life with her beautiful and melancholy contemplation on disappearance.

One of Luiselli’s best reviewed books has been Lost Children Archive. The book tells of a small family driving from New York to Arizona in the blistering summer. They are headed Apacheria, where the Apaches once lived. Along their trip, the radio speaks of an immigration crisis as thousands of kids are trying to cross the border into the United States and ending up lost in the desert. The father and mother are having a crisis of their own, and the family is hanging on by a thread as they make this trip. While the trip itself takes them where they weren’t quite expecting to go – on a harrowing adventure.

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