Eduardo Galeano, one of Latin America's most distinguished writers, journalists, & historians, is the author of the "Memory of Fire" trilogy (winner of the 1989 American Book Award), "Open Veins of Latin America," & many other works. He lives in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Orville Schell, dean of the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley, is the author of "Mandate of Heaven", "Discos & Democracy", "The China Reader", & twelve other books. His articles have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, & Newsweek, among others. He lives with his wife & children in the San Francisco Bay Area.