Queen of America

Now in Paperback!

In the long awaited sequel to The Hummingbird's Daughter, Teresita has been cast out of Mexico. Now she must make a new life in America.

 

 

Moyers & Company

My interview with Bill Moyers on Moyers & Company is available online. Lots of extras, including some poetry. You can see it here.

The Devil's Highway

Honored that The Devil's Highway is the Montclar Book 2013 at Montclair State University and All-Freshman Read at the University of Texas-San Antonio. Look for a special 10th anniversary edition next year!

This Week I Love:

Books: WWII Red Cross research texts, Haiku in English, Lee Child's Never Go Back
Movies: The Sound of Noise, Amour, Riddick
Music: Bastille
TV: Breaking Bad, Broadchurch,Luther
 

Into the Beautiful North

Am honored that Into the Beautiful North is one of just 34 books selected for the NEA's Big Read project. Ride along with Nayeli & Tacho! Grant money is available for communities interested in exploring common ground through literature. Details here.

Books are great gifts

Click above to order from my local store and I'll personalize before they ship. A perfect gift!

The Wastelander

My regular column for Orion magazine: How I discovered Walden Pond. Sort of.

Book plates

I'd be happy to send you a signed book plate. Just ask!

Luis reads The Devil's Highway

Listen to an excerpt of Luis reading the audio version of The Devil's Highway

Esquire fiction

I'm really proud of a short story I wrote for Esquire magazine's new e-book series. For $1.99, you get a new story by me, Jess Walter & Aaron Gwyn. For e-readers and Kindle.

National City Reparation Society

Continuing my experiment with noir and mystery, my short story from San Diego Noir was featured at The Criminal Element

Urrea speaks!

Would you like me to speak at your school/town/library/event? Click the logo for more information.

 

 

Ethnick

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Welcome!  I’m Luis and officially, I’m an “award-winning” and “best-selling” author. I’ve written a bunch of books, stories & poems and I’ll write a bunch more. I hope you like them. Read my official bio, download a press kit & see some family pictures.

Oh, and you pronounce it: oo-RAY-uh.

(Photo by Joe Mazza/BraveLux)

upcoming events

Holyoke Big Read
Holyoke Big Read Apr 11th to Apr 12th Holyoke, MA

Celebrating the NEA Big Read and Into the Beautiful North in Holyoke, MA. Sponsored by the Mary Lyon Foundation, Holyoke has done some great events all year. Now we get to meet each other! Details here.

Holyoke, MA
Apr 11th to Apr 12th
2017
The Believer Lit Fest
The Believer Lit Fest Apr 21st to Apr 22nd Las Vegas, NV

Details to come

Las Vegas, NV
Apr 21st to Apr 22nd
2017
UCSB Reads Into the Beautiful North
UCSB Reads Into the Beautiful North Apr 24th 7:30 p.m. UC-Santa Barbara

Excited to meet the UCSanta Barbara students who are all reading Into the Beautiful North -- the first time UCSB has chosen a novel! Details here.

UC-Santa Barbara
Apr 24th
2017
7:30 p.m.
Grossmont College
Grossmont College Apr 27th 7 p.m. Grossmont College Griffin Center, El Cajon CA

Visiting with my home peeps in El Cajon. See you there! Details to come.

Grossmont College Griffin Center, El Cajon CA
Apr 27th
2017
7 p.m.
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College Apr 27th 7 p.m. Griffin Center, Grossmont College, El Cajon CA

Visiting with the hometown crowd in El Cajon. Details to come.

Griffin Center, Grossmont College, El Cajon CA
Apr 27th
2017
7 p.m.