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GET LIT with Luis Alberto Urrea

September 28, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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GET LIT with Luis Alberto Urrea - San Antonio Book Festival
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The San Antonio Book Festival, in partnership with Alamo Colleges District and Texas Public Radio, proudly presents LUIS ALBERTO URREA with his latest novel, GOOD NIGHT, IRENE, in conversation with YVETTE BENAVIDES at the Malú and Carlos Alvarez Theater and Studio. Author signing to follow with book sales provided by Nowhere Bookshop. This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Event Details

  • 7PM Presentation
  • 8PM Book sales and signing
  • FREE parking at City Tower garage (60 N. Flores) with validation

“Every once in a while the universe opens its heart and pulls out a book like this novel, gifting it to the cosmos. In Good Night, Irene, a new element has been created, and the literary world is reborn in the image of Luis Alberto Urrea. His voice comes alive on every page of this magnificent novel.”
Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of The Many Daughters of Afong Moy and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet



Luis Alberto Urrea, © JP Calubaquib

Hailed by NPR as a “literary badass” and a “master storyteller with a rock and roll heart,” Luis Alberto Urrea is a prolific and acclaimed writer who uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his landmark work of nonfiction The Devil’s Highway, now in its thirty-fourth paperback printing, Urrea is the author of numerous other works of nonfiction, poetry, and fiction, including the national bestsellers The Hummingbird’s Daughter and The House of Broken Angels, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. A recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, among many other honors, he lives outside Chicago and teaches at the University of Illinois Chicago.



Yvette Benavides is a professor of English and creative writing at Our Lady of the Lake University. She hosts the Texas Public Radio podcasts “Book Public” and “The Lonely Voice with Peter Orner.” She is an editor-at-large with Trinity University Press. She co-authored the book San Antonio 365: On This Day in History with David Martin Davies. She is proud to be a founding member of the advisory board of the San Antonio Book Festival.


September 28, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Private: Malú and Carlos Alvarez Theater and Studio
321 W. Commerce St
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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