Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Philly book scene ...

... Local Area Events.

I see that Luis Alberto Urrea is going to be at the Library on Thursday. I was on the jury that nominated his book The Devil's Highway for a Pulitzer (it lost to Steve Coll's Ghost Warriors). My erstwhile colleague David Hiltbrand heaped praise on Urrea's first novel, The Hummingbird's Daughter. Hope The Inquirer's reviewing his new one.


  1. David Hiltbrand6:38 PM

    "Erstwhile"? I prefer to think of myself of your "once and future colleague".
    Urrea is a treasure.

  2. Thanks, David. Once and future it is.
    And you're right about Urrea.