Eduardo Galeano, Award for Lifetime Contribution to Critical Scholarship

Award for Lifetime Contribution to Critical Scholarship

“Children of the Days”

Thursday, May 9, 7pm, 3650 Humanities, 455 North Park St.

Co-sponsored by the Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program

EDUARDO GALEANO is one of Latin America’s most distinguished writers.  He is the author of the trilogy, Memory of Fire, Open Veins of Latin America, Soccer in Sun and Shadow, Days and Nights of Love and War, The Book of Embraces, Walking Words, Voices of Time, Upside Down Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone.  His most recent book is Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History, published in English in Spring 2013.  Born in Montevideo in 1940, he lived in exile in Argentina and Spain for years before returning to Uruguay.  His work has inspired popular and classical composers and playwrights from all over the world and has been translated into twenty-eight languages.  He is the recipient of many international prizes, including the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom, the American Book Award, the Casa de las Américas Prize and the First Distinguished Citizen of the region by the countries of Mercosur.