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Valeria Luiselli

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Valeria Luiselli

Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City in 1983 and grew up in South Africa. Her novels and essays have been translated into many languages and her work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, Granta, and McSweeney’s. She is the author of the essay collection Sidewalks and the novel Faces in the Crowd. Some of her recent projects include a ballet libretto for the choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, performed by the New York City Ballet in Lincoln Center in 2010; a pedestrian sound installation for the Serpentine Gallery in London; and a novella in installments for workers in a juice factory in Mexico. She lives in New York City.

Articles by Valeria Luiselli

Remembering Ricardo Piglia
By Valeria Luiselli
This article originally appeared in Spanish in El País.In my daughter’s bedroom there is a chest full of toys. It’s a large chest, finished in black leather, with copper corners. We…
Translated by Christina MacSweeney
Building a New World
By Valeria Luiselli
I don’t know if people remember how they learned to read and write—or swim, or do cartwheels. I know that one day I wasn’t able to do these things, and the next day I was, even though…
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