Valeria Luiselli's 'Lost Children Archive' Shortlisted for Dublin Literary Award 2021
Valeria Luiselli's Lost Children Archive, which is published by 4th Estate in the UK & Ireland and Alfred A. Knopf in the US, has been shortlisted for the Dublin Literary Award 2021. The novel explores the painful history of the Apache people and the present immigration crisis on the Southwest border, while freshly exploring themes of conquest and remembrance, and powerfully conveying the beauty of the haunted landscape.
The judges said: "Interweaving works of literature, music, maps, photographs, and other documents with multiple narrative voices, Luiselli has composed a masterpiece that is at once an exhilarating, lyrical road novel and an unsparing meditation on dislocation, remembering, and storytelling. Timely and timeless, Lost Children Archive is an immersive work that transports, unsettles, and ultimately elevates the reader."
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