Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Kirby Hall of Civil Rights 104

The Lafayette College Libraries will welcome award-winning author Valeria Luiselli to campus as the 2022 Hatfield Lecturer on March 31, 2022. 


Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Korea, South Africa and India. An acclaimed writer of both fiction and nonfiction, she is the author of  Sidewalks, Faces in the Crowd, The Story of My Teeth; Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions and Lost Children Archive. She is the recipient of a 2019 MacArthur Fellowship and the winner of DUBLIN Literary Award, two Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, The Carnegie Medal, an American Book Award, and has been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Kirkus Prize, and the Booker Prize. She has been a National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" honoree and the recipient of a Bearing Witness Fellowship from the Art for Justice Fund. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker and Granta, among other publications, and has been translated into more than twenty languages. She is a Writer in Residence at Bard College and lives in New York City.  


More information about the lecture and events leading up to the lecture can be found at: https://library.lafayette.edu/2022-hatfield-lecture-events/.


The Hatfield Lecture series is funded by a generous gift from John L. Hatfield ‘67. This year's lecture is co-sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Development, the Department of Anthropology & Sociology, and the Department of English.

Contact information

Anne Houston