2010 — WOU Showcase: Eduardo González Viaña
March – June
Peruvian-born Eduardo González Viaña pens bold and powerful depictions of immigrant life as they face fierce challenges adapting to life on this side of the border. He holds a Ph.D. in Spanish Language and Literature, a law degree, and is a member of the Academy of Spanish Language. He came to the U.S. in 1990 as Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, and joined the faculty at Western Oregon University in 1993. He has published more than 20 books. He has been awarded Peru’s National Prize for Literature, the International Juan Rulfo Award, and the prestigious Latino Literature Prize by the Latin American Writers Institute of New York.
A magnificent testimony of the Latin American presence in the United States. –Mario Vargas Llosa
Captivating prose which is, moreover, the expression of a modern and extraordinary odyssey.
–Sara Castro-Klarén – Johns Hopkins University
A masterful literary work. A mobilization of people which can redefine the destiny of humanity.
–José Antonio Mazzotti – Harvard University
LOCATION: 1st floor Showcase
Curator: Jerrie Lee Parpart, WOU Exhibits Coordinator