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.