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Luis Alberto Urrea

Website for Urrea and The Devil’s Highway
The Devil’s Highway Facebook page
Luis Alberto Urrea’s Facebook page

Selected Book Reviews

Death’s Desert Trek” (Jonathan Kirsch, LA Times, April 18, 2004)
To Hell and Back” (Tom Montgomery-Fate, Boston Globe, April 25, 2004)
Dead Men Walking” (Susan Zakin, LA Weekly, June 3, 2004)
Border Tragedies” (Jon Shumaker, Tuscon Weekly)
‘Devil’s Highway’ follows fatal journey across the border” (Marc Ramirez, Seattle Times, April 30, 2004)

Selected Interviews

Interview with Luis Alberto Urrea (SFGate)” (
Luis Urrea interview: Pulitzer Prize finalist talks about compassion, education and the border before his appearances in Kalamazoo” (John Liberty,, March 6, 2012)
The road to hell: Luis Alberto Urrea explores a tragic trip with a deadly detour” (Edward Morris,, April 2004)
Between Two Worlds: Life on the Border” (Interview with Bill Moyers – 52:46)
The Devil’s Highway” (Interview with John Bersia, University of Central Florida – 24:04)
Devil’s Highway: An Evening with Author Luis Urrea” (From University of Washington TV – 1:23:54)
Interview with Luis Alberto Urrea (Mayborn School of Journalism)” (From Mayborn School of Journalism – 8:19)

Related Articles

Finding Peace on the Devil’s Highway” (Clay Latimer, Coloradan magazine, June 1, 2011)

Other Resources

American Immigration Council
Immigration Policy Center
West Coast’s Second Largest Paper Drops the Term ‘Illegal Immigrant’” (Jorge Rivas,, May 21, 2013)

Luis Urrea @ Twitter
Luis Urrea’s Surrealistic Mexican-American Tale ‘Into the Beautiful North’” (Dylan Foley, September 24, 2011)
Cops, Coyotes and the Politics of Stupidity” (Luis Urrea, The Washington Post, May 27, 2007)
U.S. Naturalization Self Test
For Asian Undocumented Immigrants, a Life of Secrecy” (Zi Heng Lim, The Atlantic, May 14, 2013)

Teaching Guides

Reading Group Guide to The Devil’s Highway (includes discussion questions, author information, and an excerpt)