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Eduardo Galeano with Marie Arana, 15 May 2013 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 15, 2013.

Eduardo Galeano 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, Children of the Days (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.”

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Eduardo Galeano with Marie Arana, Conversation, 15 May 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 15, 2013.

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, Children of the Days (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.”

In this episode he is joined in conversation with Marie Arana. The companion Talk episode may be found here.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also view the video recordings of this event there.

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Eduardo Galeano with Marie Arana, Talk, 15 May 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 15, 2013.

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, Children of the Days (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.”

In this episode he is introduced by Marie Arana and then gives a talk. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

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Sebastiao Salgado and Eduardo Galeano with Amy Goodman, Conversation, 3 November 2000 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on 3 November 2000.

Sebastiao Salgado is a Paris based photojournalist, who has documented the lives of Latin American peasants, diamond mine workers in Brazil, and famine in Africa. His most recent books Migrations: Humanity in Transition and The Children: Refugees and Migrants illuminate the plight of migrants, refugees, and displaced persons all over the world. His previous books include An Uncertain Grace and Workers: An Archaeology of the Industrial Age.

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.

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Eduardo Galeano, Reading, 3 November 2000 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on 3 November 2000.

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.

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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.

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Eduardo Galeano with John Leonard, 31 May 2006 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 31st, 2006.

“‘Developing countries’ is the name that experts use to designate countries trampled by someone else’s development.” So says Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan writer and essayist, passionate advocate of human rights and justice, critic of globalization, and one-time political exile to Argentina and Spain. After reading from his work, Galeano joins in conversation with the legendary essayist and critic, John Leonard.

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