The Argentine writer Tomás Eloy Martínez is one of Latin America’s finest contemporary writers. His novels include, The Perón Novel, Santa Evita and The Tango Singer. He was short listed for the International Man Booker prize in 2005. He is visiting Warwick as a guest of the Humanities Research Centre.
He will be in conversation with HRC Director Professor John King.
Date: Wednesday 1 November
Location: H052, Ground Floor, Humanities Building.
This is a free event and will be followed by a wine reception in Café Humanities.
For further information, contact Sue Dibben – HRC@warwick.ac.uk
About Tomás Eloy Martínez
Tomás Eloy Martínez was born in Tucuman, Argentina, in 1934. During the military dictatorship, he lived in exile in Venezuela where he wrote his first three books, all of which were republished in Argentina in 1983, in the first months of democracy. During a fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for International Scholars, Martinez wrote The Peron Novel.
He has published, amongst other books, Sagrado (1969); La pasión según Trelew (1974; Planeta 1997); Las Memorias del General (1996; Planeta 1997); The Perón Novel (1985; Planeta 1991, translated into nine languages); La mano del amo (Planeta, 1991) and Santa Evita (Planeta, 1995, published in sixteen countries).
His writing, which has been translated into thirty-seven different languages, is considered to be one of the most consistently brilliant in the field of Latin American literature, and writers such as Carlos Fuentes, Augusto Roa Bastos, Gabriel García Marquez, Tulio Halperín Donghi and Jean Franco have all identified his importance. He received a grant from the Wilson Centre in 1983 and subsequently went on to receive the prestigious Guggenheim fellowship in 1987. He is currently the Emeritus Professor in charge of the Latin American Studies program at Rutgers University in New Jersey.
His most recent book, The Tango Singer, was published by Bloomsbury in January 2006.
About the Humanities Research Centre
The Humanities Research Centre was established in 1995 and replaced the European Humanities Centre which was established in 1985.
- They have a Visiting Fellow each year and run an annual lecture series.
- They host a number of international conferences in addition to day conferences and symposia.
- They give financial support for departmental research seminars and sponsor an interdisciplinary seminar series in the arts and humanities.
- A Doctoral Fellowship programme allows PhD students to organise conferences in their area of research.
- The HRC-administered Humanities Research Fund provides support for conference attendance, research expenses and publishing costs.