Valeria Luiselli, an assistant professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, was featured on WNYC’s LatinoUSA, speaking about her book Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions, which was recently named a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award (NBCCA). This interview was recorded at a recent public event at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan.
Tell Me How It Ends is structured around 40 questions Luiselli translated and asked undocumented Latin American children facing deportation. It humanizes young migrants and highlights the contradiction between the idea of America as a fiction for immigrants and the reality of racism and fear—both here and back home.
Professor Luiselli willbe a guest at BAMcafe’s Eat, Drink and Be Literary 2018 series on Tuesday, March 27. This series is co-sponsored by the National Book Foundation and invites participants to share a meal with renowned authors and learn about their creative process. She will also be a guest at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at its ICA Reads series on Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m.
Professor Luiselli is a core faculty member in Hofstra’s new MFA program in Creative Writing for Writers of Spanish.