Past Event

Valeria Luiselli: Tell Me How It Ends


All ages
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From the organizer

Green Apple Books and 826 Valencia present Valeria Luiselli and student writers for a special event for Tell Me How it Ends, Luiselli's new book-length essay about her work with undocumented Latin-American children facing deportation.


Praise for Valeria Luiselli


“Luiselli follows in the imaginative tradition of writers like Borges and Márquez, but her style and concerns are unmistakably her own... Luiselli has become a writer to watch, in part because it’s truly hard to know (but exciting to wonder about) where she will go next.” —The New York Times


"Although buoyant, Luiselli’s work never seems flippant, perhaps because of her precise prose style . . . Linear at first glance, it soon opens out into a world of stories, like a mouth with one tooth from every artist in the world.” —Chicago Tribune


"Valeria Luiselli is one of the most exciting new writers working today.” —Los Angeles Times


About Tell Me How it Ends


Structured around the forty questions Luiselli translates and asks undocumented Latin-American children facing deportation, Tell Me How It Ends (an expansion of her 2016 Freeman's essay of the same name) humanizes these young migrants and highlights the contradiction of the idea of America as a fiction for immigrants with the reality of racism and fear—both here and back home.

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