Scholar, statesman and celebrated author Carlos Fuentes is among the preeminent literary and political figures of the Spanish-speaking world. His novels, including the bestselling “The Old Gringo” as well as “Terra Nostra” and “The Death of Artemio Cruz,” delve into Mexico’s tumultuous history and its relationship with its superpower neighbor. Alternately, many of his nonfiction works celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Latin America. His work has earned numerous awards, including the Miguel de Cervantes Prize, the highest honor for a Spanish-language writer. Making his first appearance at Royce Hall, Fuentes shares excerpts from his latest works and offers a seasoned perspective on Mexican-American relations including the hot-button topics of immigration, race and multiculturalism.
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