Luis Alberto Urrea is the best-selling author of sixteen books, including The House of Broken Angels, The Devil's Highway, and The Hummingbird's Daughter. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Urrea has won the Lannan Literary Award, the Pacific Rim Kiriyama Prize, an American Book Award, the Christopher Award, and an Edgar Award, among other honors. His novel Into the Beautiful North is a current selection of the Big Read Program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. His short story collection, The Water Museum, was a finalist for the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award and his poetry collection The Tijuana Book of the Dead was listed as a 2015 Southwest Book of the Year. He lives outside of Chicago and is a distinguished professor of Creative Writing at the University of Illinois-Chicago.