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The Book of Unknown Americans

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Thursday, we're wrapping up our coverage on US-Latin American relations with novelist Cristina Henriquez. Her latest book, The Book of Unknown Americans, is about immigrants who have come here from various Latin-American countries and have settled in one apartment building in Delaware. It's not the typical setting for immigrants maybe, but Henriquez says immigration is a story that's everywhere ... it's an American story. (Rebroadcast)

The Book of Unknown Americans is Cristina Henríquez's second novel, and it's due out in paperback next week [Indiebound|Amazon] .  She's also the author of The World in Half [Indiebound|Amazon] and a collection of stories Come Together, Fall Apart.  [Indiebound|Amazon].

We're giving away a copy of The Book of Unknown Americans the book. To learn how to be entered into the drawing, visit us on Facebook or Twitter

Visit Cristina Henríquez's The Unknown Americans Project, where she collects the stories of ordinary immigrant lives in the US.

This week, the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics is hosting its 17th annual Rocco C. and Marion S. Siciliano Forum. This year's focus is "The Future of US-Latin Relations." For details on speakers and events, click here.

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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