Event date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Von der Ahe Family Suite, Hannon Library, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles

Alumni Authors Series - Spring 2012. The William H. Hannon Library is happy to celebrate some of our acclaimed literary alumnus. Each author will be here to discuss their newest works and share a few stories from their days at LMU. 6:00 - 7:30 PM, Von der Ahe Family Suite, Hannon Library, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles. Free to the public. Contact Jamie Hazlitt, (310) 338-5234 or jhazlitt@lmu.edu

Graciela Limon (‘58) - Graciela Limón is a Latina/Chicana writer and a native of Los Angeles, California. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish Literature from Marymount College, Los Angeles, a Master of Arts Degree in the same field from the University of the Americas in Mexico City, followed by a Doctoral Degree in Latin American Literature from the University of California in Los Angeles. Until recently, Limón has been a professor of U.S. Hispanic Literature as well as Chair of the Department of Chicana/o Studies at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California. She is now Professor Emerita of that university as well as a Visiting Professor at UCLA and UC Santa Barbara.

Limón has written and published reviews and critical work on Mexican, Latin American and Caribbean Literature. She has also written creative fiction, including In Search of Bernabé (1993), which won The Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award (1994). The novel has been released in Spanish under the title En busca de Bernabé (1997). Limón has also published The Memories of Ana Calderón (1994), Song of the Hummingbird (1996), which was published in Spanish under the title of La canción del colebri, in April 2006. The Day of the Moon (1999), was also published in Spanish as El dia de la luna (2006). Erased Faces, which was awarded the 2002 Gustavus Myers Book Award, was published in 2001. Her latest novel, Left Alive, was released in September 2005.

Graciela Limón's fiction has been anthologized in In Other Words: Literature by Latina Writers of the United States, (1994), Latinas: Borderland Voices (1995), The Hispanic Literary Companion (1997), American Mosaic: Multicultural Readings in Context (2001), Herencia (2002), Under the Fifth Sun: Latino Literature from California (2003) and Chicanos, Latinos & Cultural Diversity (2004). In her latest work, The River Flows North, Ms. Limon writes of a small, disparate group of would-be immigrants who hire coyote Leonarda Cerda to guide them from a Sonora border town across the desert into Arizona.