Luis Alberto Urrea
A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his landmark work of non-fiction The Devil's Highway, Luis Alberto Urrea is also the bestselling author of the novels The Hummingbird's Daughter, Into the Beautiful North, and Queen of America, as well as the story collection The Water Museum, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist. He has won the Lannan Literary Award, an Edgar Award, and a 2017 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, among many other honours. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American mother, he lives outside of Chicago and teaches at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
William Ury co-wrote the Getting to Yes, which has sold over 5 million copies around the world. The Power of a Positive No, based on the popular Harvard course for managers and professionals, is Ury's eighth book and he has written widely on negotiation, conflict resolution and war prevention. In recent years, Ury has mediated personally between top Russian leaders and the president of Chechnya, gone head to head with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and his political opposition, and discussed with the Dalai Lama how to negotiate the conflict over Tibet. Ury received a BA from Yale and an MA and Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from Harvard. He and his wife and three children currently live in Boulder, Colorado.