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


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.

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.”