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Enrique Krauze

Historian, Author, and Director

Letras Libres


Enrique Krauze, a historian and essayist, and is the founder and editor-in-chief of Letras Libres and founder and director of Editorial Clío. He was previously assistant editor and vice-editor of Vuelta. Among his many books, he has written Caudillos culturales en la Revolución Mexicana (1976), Biografía del poder (1987), La presidencia imperial (1997), Caras de la historia (1983), Por una democracia sin adjetivos (1986), Textos heréticos (1992),  Mexico: Biography of Power (1998), Daniel Cosío Villegas: Una biografía intelectual (2001),  and El poder y el delirio (2008). He is also the author of several documentaries and television series about Mexican History.
In 1993, he was awarded the Premio Comillas de Biografía in Spain. He has worked as a professor at the UNAM, El Colegio de México, and St. Antony's College (University of Oxford). Krauze received a BS in industrial engineering from the UNAM and a doctorate in history from El Colegio de México. 

Krauze's most recent book was featured in the Sunday Book Review in The New York Times

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