Sunday, May 19, 2013, 5:00 P.M., City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco, California
Children Of The Days: A Calendar of Human History
from Nation Books
Unfurling like a medieval book of days, each page of Eduardo Galeano's Children Of The Days: A Calendar of Human History has an illuminating story that takes inspiration from that day of the calendar year. Each entry resurrects the heroes and heroines who have fallen off the historical map, but whose lives remind us of our darkest hours and sweetest victories.
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, Upside Down, The Book of Embraces, Walking Words, We Say No, Voices of Time and Mirrors, among others. He is the recipient of many international prizes, including the Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom, the Casa de las Américas Prize, and the First Distinguished Citizen of the region by the countries of Mercosur. He lives in Montevideo, Uruguay.