Award-winning author Valeria Luiselli will present the free, public keynote address for the fourth annual Bucknell University Diversity Summit on Tuesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in Leanne Freas Trout Auditorium, Vaughan Literature Building.
Luiselli was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Korea, South Africa and India. An acclaimed writer of both fiction and nonfiction, she is the author of the essay collection Sidewalks; and the novels Faces in the Crowd, The Story of My Teeth, Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions, and, most recently, Lost Children Archive. Copies of her new book will be available for purchase during the event.
The winner of two Los Angeles Times Book Prizes and an American Book Award, she has twice been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Kirkus Prize. She has been a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” honoree and the recipient of a Bearing Witness Fellowship from the Art for Justice Fund. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Granta, and McSweeney’s, among other publications, and has been translated into more than 20 languages.
The Diversity Summit positions the entire campus community to come together in various ways to learn and to teach about diversity and inclusion issues that impact our campus, our local communities, and beyond. “National Origins” is the theme of this year’s Diversity Summit and provides opportunities for the campus community to develop and strengthen knowledge, skills and habits of mind necessary for meaningful, productive social justice work on campus and beyond.
The Diversity Summit it sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Bucknell.