Alma Guillermoprieto: A Reporting Life in Latin America
Award-winning journalist and author Alma Guillermoprieto delivers this year’s annual Robert B. Silvers lecture, “Among the Drug Dealers, Criminals, Rapists: A Reporting Life in Latin America.” Born in Mexico, Guillermoprieto came to New York in 1965 to join the Martha Graham dance studio. By the late 1970s, she had left dance to cover the Central American civil wars as a journalist. Since then she has written extensively about Latin America for The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and National Geographic. A MacArthur Fellow and a founder of the New Journalism Foundation created by Gabriel García Márquez in Cartagena, Colombia, she is the author of numerous books, including Dancing with Cuba, a memoir about her time as a dancer.
The Robert B. Silvers Lecture is an annual series created by Max Palevsky in recognition of the work of Robert B. Silvers, who was a founding co-editor of The New York Review of Books.
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