Ariel Dorfman

A Chilean-American citizen born in Argentina, Ariel Dorfman is a novelist and playwright. He has been hailed as one of the most important Latin American novelists and social critics of his time for his many books, written in English and Spanish and translated into more than 50 languages. His plays have been performed in over 100 countries, including Death and the Maiden (filmed in 1994 by Roman Polanski), Purgatorio and Speak Truth to Power: Voices from Beyond the Dark. His poetry, essays, novels, plays and short stories have won numerous international awards. A Distinguished Professor at Duke University, human rights activist and contributor to major papers and journals across the

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