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Valeria Luiselli      

Award-Winning Mexican Author; Known for "Faces in the Crowd"

Valeria Luiselli is an award-winning Mexican author living in the United States.

She is the author of the book of essays "Sidewalks," and the internationally acclaimed novel "Faces in the Crowd," which won the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction. Her novel, "The Story of My Teeth" was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Best Translated Book Award, and won the Los Angeles Times Prize for Best Fiction, and the Azul Price in Canada.

Her books have been translated into more than twenty languages, and her work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Granta, McSweeney’s and The New Yorker. In 2014 she was the recipient of the National Book Foundation "5 under 35" award.

Her latest book, "Lost Children Archive," is on the Booker Prize longlist. The Booker Prize is the leading literary award in the English speaking world, which has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for over 50 years. It is awarded annually to the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK or Ireland.

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