Eduardo Galeano was one of Latin America’s most distinguished writers,
the author of a three-volume history of the Americas, Memory of Fire, and most recently, Children of the Days: A Calendar of
Human History. He was the recipient of
many international prizes, including the first 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 died on April 13, 2015.