Over four lectures, Nobel Prize-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa offers a fascinating testimonial about his own creative process. The lecture series will focus on four novels: The Time of the Hero (La ciudad y los perros) (1962), Conversation in the Cathedral (Conversacíon en La Catedral) (1969), The War of the End of the World (La guerra del fin del mundo) (1981), and The Feast of the Goat (La fiesta del Chivo) (2000).
Since 2014, the Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin Family Lecture Series has brought to campus individuals who are making fundamental contributions to the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences. Each visitor offers an extended series of lectures and develops a book for publication with the University of Chicago Press. The Berlin Family Lectures are sponsored by UChicago’s Division of the Humanities.
More information on Vargas Llosa’s lectures and the Berlin Family Lecture Series is available at berlinfamilylectures.uchicago.edu.