LAS News

LAS Distinguished Professor Luis Urrea’s Literary Works Draw Media Spotlight

Mar 03, 2018

Luis Alberto Urrea, UIC professor of English and LAS distinguished professor, was interviewed during NPR's "Weekend Edition Saturday" with Scott Simon. Urrea discussed his new book “The House of Broken Angels” and the novel's themes of life, death and mortality. http://n.pr/2Fe1hRt. An essay he wrote about his brother, who inspired the book, was published by The Millions, an online literary magazine.

Urrea is also quoted in an article from The Beacon-News (Aurora, Illinois), which features an East Aurora High School literature class year–long project focused on "The Devil's Highway," his Pulitzer Prize finalist book detailing the 2001 attempt of 26 men to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona. He says it’s "gratifying to know kids all over the country are learning about people often misrepresented."

The New York Times' Sunday Review features an opinion column from Urrea titled "Looking at Trump's 'Beautiful Wall.'" http://nyti.ms/2FaNPOh 

NPR’s “Latino USA” aired an interview with Luis Alberto Urrea, UIC professor of English and LAS distinguished professor, who talks about his latest book “The House of Broken Angels” and startling readers in Trump’s America.

Listen here: http://bit.ly/2JwvL3a