Valeria Luiselli, Mexican award-winning author and professor at Bard College, won the €100,000 DUBLIN Literary Award for her novel, Lost Children Archive.
The award asks for nominations for novels of “high literary merit” from libraries around the world, with 49 titles competing this year. Lost Children Archive was selected by judges from a shortlist. The novel follows a family driving across the United States to Mexico’s border with the stories of Mexican children trying to cross the border woven in. The judges “praised Lost Children Archive for pushing the boundaries of contemporary fiction, while at the same time telling a compelling story.”
Valeria Luiselli is a Member of the Inter-American Dialogue.
Michael Camilleri, Director of the Dialogue’s Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program, spoke at an event hosted by the University of Notre Dame Keough School’s Initiative for Global Development called, “Beyond the Border: Regional Priorities and the Migration Debate in Central America.”
Valeria Luiselli, Mexican award-winning author and professor at Bard College, won the prestigious Rathbones Folio Prize for literature for her book, Lost Children Archive. The awards ceremony was streamed online through BBC on Monday, March 23.
Roberta Jacobson, former assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, will join the National Security Council under US President Joe Biden to oversee issues related to the US southern border.