World Affairs Council of Dallas-Fort Worth presents Marie Arana: Silver, Sword & Stone
Called “the definitive narrative history of a region,” Maria Arana’s Silver, Sword & Stone is a sweeping historical novel of the shaping of Latin America by minerals and imperial exploitation, violence, and religion. Arana weaves a thousand-year-old story of these ancient elements and their impact on the lives of three contemporary Latin Americans.
Arana is a Peruvian-American author of nonfiction and fiction, senior advisor to the U.S. Librarian of Congress, director of the National Book Festival, the John W. Kluge Center’s Chair of the Cultures of the Countries of the South, and a Writer at Large for the Washington Post. For many years, she was the editor-in-chief of the Washington Post’s literary section, Book World, and has written for many other publications. Her biography of Simón Bolívar won the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and her memoir, American Chica, was a finalist for the National Book Award.