Eduardo Galeano with Michael Silverblatt, 10 June 2009 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on June 10, 2009.

Eduardo Galeano read from his work and joined in conversation with Michael Silverblatt at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Wednesday, June 10, 2009. Photo: Don Usner

Eduardo Galeano
, born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1940 is an essayist, journalist, historian, and activist. Galeano’s books include the trilogy Memory of Fire; The Book of Embraces; We Say No; and Walking Words.

Galeano, who received the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom, 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.”

Galeano’s Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone (Espejos: una historia casi universal) will be published in English by Nation Books in the spring of 2009.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website.

Additional photos from this event are available on Flickr.