This event is part of the Lannan "In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom" series.

Lannan Foundation Presents: Eduardo Galeano with Marie Arana

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Eduardo Galeano will be in the U.S. in May 2013 to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and to promote his new book, Los híjos de los días. The English edition, Each Day’s Child, is forthcoming in April 2013 by Nation Books. Mr. Galeano will speak about and read from the book, followed by a conversation with Marie Arana.

 

Eduardo Galeano, born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1940 is an essayist, journalist, historian, and activist, as well as one of Latin America’s most beloved literary figures. Galeano’s books include the trilogy Memory of Fire; The Book of Embraces; We Say No; Walking Words; and Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone. His newest book, Each Day’s Child (Los híjos de los días), is forthcoming in English in April 2013. An outspoken critic of the increasingly dehumanizing effects of globalization on modern society, Galeano has remained a passionate advocate for human rights and justice.

Galeano, who received the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom in 1999, has said, “I’m trying to create a synthesis of all different ways of expressing life and reality…I tried to find a way of recounting history so that the reader would feel that it was happening right now, just around the corner—this immediacy, this intensity, which is the beauty and the reality of history.”

 

Marie Arana was born in Lima, Peru. Author of Cellophane, Lima Nights and the memoir American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood, she is currently Writer at Large for The Washington Post and an advisor to the U.S. Library of Congress. Her newest book, Bolívar: American Liberator, a biography about Simón Bolívar, is forthcoming in April 2013. Arana lives in Washington, D.C., and Lima, Peru.

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