Children of the Days

About Eduardo Galeano



Eduardo Galeano is one of Latin America’s most distinguished writers. He is the author of the three volume 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, We Say No, and Voices of Time. Born in Montevideo, in 1940, he lived in exile in Argentina and Spain for years before returning to Uruguay. His work 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. (photo credit: marcelo isarrualde, 2008)


Mark Fried is the translator of seven books by Eduardo Galeano, including Children of the Days, Mirrors, Voices of Time, and Upside Down. He is also the translator of the novel Firefly by Severo Sarduy, the historical collection Echoes of the Mexican-American War and works by José Ignacio López Vigil, Emilia Ferreiro, Oscar Ugarteche and Rafael Barajas Duran. He lives in Ottawa, Canada with his wife, the writer Elizabeth Hay.



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May 4, 2013    New York, NY
Master/Class: Eduardo Galeano with Jessica Hagedorn
PEN Literature Festival


The New School, Tishman Auditorium
66 W 12th Street
New York, NY
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
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May 9, 2013    Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin-Madison


University of Wisconsin-Madison, Havens Center
3650 Humanities, 455 North Park Street
Madison, WI 53706
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
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May 12, 2013    Chicago, IL
Mexican Fine Arts Museum


1852 West 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60608
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
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May 13, 2013    Chicago, IL
Chicago History Museum


Rubloff Auditorium
1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
7:00 PM-8:30 PM

May 15, 2013    Santa Fe
Eduardo Galeano with Marie Arana


211 West San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
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May 19, 2013    San Francisco, CA
Reading by Eduardo Galeano at City Lights


261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway
San Francisco, CA
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
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May 21, 2013    Oakland, CA
An Evening with Eduardo Galeano


First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison St.
Oakland, CA 94612
7:30 PM
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