Skip to main content


Chicago Matters: Beyond Borders Presents Luis Alberto Urrea

Internationally renowned author Luis Alberto Urrea discusses his work, including The Hummingbird's Daughter and The Devil's Highway: A True Story.  Mr. Urrea is a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction and a member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame. Born in Mexico to a Mexican father and an American mother, Urrea uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph.

Now in its 17th year, Chicago's award-winning multimedia public affairs series returns in 2007 with Chicago Matters: Beyond Borders to explore the impact of immigration in Chicago and the region.

Chicago Matters is made possible by The Chicago Community Trust, with programming by Chicago Public Radio, WTTW 11, the Chicago Public Library, and The Chicago Reporter.


Recorded Thursday, September 20, 2007 at Chicago Public Library-Lozano Branch.

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.