Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, one of the world’s leading writers, speaks with Jeffrey Brown about his new book and how he folds history and contemporary politics into his writing. Continue reading
Carlos Fuentes was a prolific writer — penning novels, essays, newspaper articles, even an opera. Recognized as one of Latin America’s greatest literary figures, Fuentes brought stories from Mexico to the world stage. He died Tuesday at age 83. Ray Suarez and Ilan Stavans of Amherst College discuss the impact of Fuentes’ work. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown talks to Efrain Kristal, a UCLA professor of comparative literature and of Spanish and Portuguese, about the life and work of Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa.