Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City in 1983. She was named as one of the 20 best Mexican writers under 40, and is the author of the novels Faces in the Crowd and The Story of My Teeth which won the 2016 LA Times Book Prize for Fiction.
She also wrote the essay collection Sidewalks; and the American Book Award-winning Tell Me How It Ends, an essay about the situation faced by children arriving at the US-Mexico border without papers.
Luiselli appears here in conversation with writer, filmmaker and broadcaster Bidisha, who works with BBC television and radio, Channel 4 News and Sky News, and is a trustee of the Booker Prize Foundation. Her fifth book, Asylum and Exile: The Hidden Voices of London, is based on this work. Bidisha was the chair of judges for the 2018 Forward Prizes for Poetry and has directed her first short film, An Impossible Poison.
For ages 14+