Valeria Luiselli

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Valeria Luiselli wins €100,000 Dublin literary award for Lost Children Archive
Novel, which weaves together the stories of Mexican migrants with those of a US family on a road trip south, was picked for the prize by a Barcelona library

Alison Flood

20, May, 2021 @1:09 PM

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Rathbones Folio prize paid £30,000 to scammers posing as the winner
‘Sophisticated cyber-criminals’ took Valeria Luiselli’s winnings, though a similar fraud attempt on the Baillie Gifford prize was foiled

Sian Cain

15, Apr, 2021 @11:10 AM

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Elena Ferrante names her 40 favourite books by female authors
List by pseudonymous author of beloved Neapolitan novels includes Zadie Smith, Sally Rooney and several Italian classics

Sian Cain

21, Nov, 2020 @12:01 AM

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Valeria Luiselli: 'I look at Mexico from afar with pain and love'
The author of Lost Children Archive tells of her work in US youth immigration courts and her difficulty in choosing whether to write in English or Spanish

Ursula Kenny

20, Jun, 2020 @5:00 PM

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Valeria Luiselli wins £30,000 Rathbones Folio prize for third novel
Mexican author awarded prize for her acclaimed novel Lost Children Archive in a digital-only ceremony streamed on Twitter

Alison Flood

23, Mar, 2020 @7:30 PM

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Faces in the Crowd review – Valeria Luiselli adaptation is strikingly imaginative
Jimena Larraguivel stars in a clever and evocative but confusing version of Luiselli’s multi-stranded novel about a woman who feels unseen

Miriam Gillinson

22, Jan, 2020 @8:00 PM

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Lost Children Archive is daring, but not always convincing
Valeria Luiselli’s novel uses modernist experimentation in a way that is sometimes brilliant, sometimes exasperating

Sam Jordison

24, Dec, 2019 @11:00 AM

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How Lost Children Archive estranges the idea of aliens
Valeria Luiselli’s portrait of a family on a road trip from New York to Arizona points up how little separates them from the migrants heading the other way

Sam Jordison

17, Dec, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Reading group: Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli is our book for December
Telling the stories of child migrants on the US border, this novel is one of 2019’s most acclaimed books. Will we admire it too?

Sam Jordison

10, Dec, 2019 @10:00 AM

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$625,000 'genius grants' go to Ocean Vuong and six other writers
The MacArthur Foundation honours, which encourage winners to ‘continue to innovate’, also won by Valeria Luiselli, Lynda Berry and Emily Wilson

Alison Flood

25, Sep, 2019 @2:04 PM

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Not read them yet? A cheat's guide to the 2019 Booker prize longlist
This year’s ‘Booker’s dozen’ includes two former winners as well as an international array of acclaimed fiction. Here’s what you need to know

23, Jul, 2019 @11:01 PM

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Handmaid's Tale sequel leads 'exacting' 2019 Booker prize longlist
Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments – not published until September – is chosen alongside 12 other ‘credible winners’ including Salman Rushdie and Jeanette Winterson

Alison Flood

23, Jul, 2019 @11:01 PM

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