Ariel Dorfman

Ariel Dorfman was forced into exile after the 1973 U.S.-backed coup in Chile. He is the author of How to Read Donald Duck and The Empire’s Old Clothes, and the novels Widows, The Last Song of Manuel Sendero, Mascara, and Last Waltz in Santiago and Other Poems of Exile and Disappearance. His articles appear in The New York Times, The Nation and The Village Voice. He teaches at Duke.