Author Luis Alberto Urrea to speak at Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla on Feb. 26

Luis Urrea

Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea will share his life experiences at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St. in La Jolla, speaking as The Bishop’s School endowed scholar-in-residence, 2005.

Luis Urrea

The lecture is free, though reservations are required by Feb. 24 to

Born in Tijuana, Mexico to a Mexican father and an American mother, Urrea has published extensively in all the major genres. He uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph.

His non-fiction work, “The Devil’s Highway,” is the story of 26 Mexican immigrants who got lost in the Arizona desert. Of his presentation titled, “Universal Border: From Tijuana to the World,” Urrea said, “Borders don’t interest me. I’m really in the business of building bridges.”