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Escribir novela historica en Mexico

Escribir novela historica en Mexico
170 St. George Street, JHB room 100
Time: Nov 20th, 3:00 pm End: Nov 20th, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: Spanish & Portuguese (FAS), Latin American, Comparative Literature (FAS)
Lecture by Pedro Angel Palou, Tufts University (in Spanish)

Latin American Studies at the University of Toronto, and the Consul General of Mexico, invite you to a celebration of El día de la Revolución Mexicana:

Pedro Ángel Palou, Tufts University

Escribir novela histórica en México

Pedro Ángel Palou (Puebla, Mexico, 1966) is a prolific novelist and essayist, and professor of Latin American Studies at Tufts University. He has worked in the public service as Minister of Culture and Higher Education, for fifteen years as Professor of Literature and President of Universidad de las Américas in Puebla (UDLA) and also as a Visiting Professor in Paris (Sorbonne Rene Descartes), and in Dartmouth College where he was writer in residence (2011-2012). He is the author of thirty-three books, including an acclaimed novel, Como quien se desangra (Xavier Villaurrutia Prize in 2003) and an historical trilogy, Zapata, Morelos and Cuauhtémoc, about three important heroes of Mexican history. He is an anchorman on public television (History Channel and Canal 22), chef, soccer referee, and journalist.

Professor Palou has a Ph.D in Social Sciences and was honored with the Francisco Xavier Clavigero National Prize in History for his book about sociology of culture in Mexico between 1900-1940, La casa del silencio, aproximación en tres tiempos a Contemporáneos. In 2009, he was a finalist of the Planeta Casa América competition with his novel El dinero del diablo, published in twenty-two countries of the Spanish-speaking world. His latest books are El fracaso del mestizo, (The Failure of the Mestizo: Cinema, Identity and Literature in XXth Century Mexico) and the novel No me dejen morir así, about Pancho Villa´s revolution.

Please RSVP to this event here: http://las.utoronto.ca/events/current/9-public-events/152-palou

For more information, please contact the Coordinator of Latin American Studies

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