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Pedro Ángel Palou

Professor Pedro Angel PalouSenior Lecturer/Writer-in-Residence (2011-12)

Department of Spanish and Portuguese
6072 Dartmouth Hall
Hanover, NH 03755-3511

Office: 202 C Dartmouth Hall

2012 Winter Office Hours: by appointment
Telephone: (603) 646-2863
Fax: (603) 646-3695

Pedro Ángel Palou (Puebla, Mexico, 1966) is a prolific novelist and essayist. He has worked in the public service as Minister of Culture and in Higher Education, for fifteen years as Professor of Literature and President of Universidad de las Américas in Puebla (UDLA) and also as a Visiting Professor in Paris (Sorbonne Rene Descartes), with Michel Maffesoli. He is the author of 33 books, including an acclaimed novel, Como quien se desangra (Xavier Villaurrutia Prize in 2003) and an historical trilogy, about Zapata, Morelos and Cuauhtémoc, three important heroes of Mexican history. He is an anchorman in public television (History Channel and Canal 22), chef, soccer referee and journalist.

Professor Palou has a Ph.D in Social Sciences and was honored with the Francisco Xavier Clavigero National Prize in History for his book about sociology of culture in Mexico between 1900-1940, La casa del silencio, aproximación en tres tiempos a Contemporáneos. In 2009, he was a finalist of the Planeta Casa America with his novel El dinero del diablo, published in 22 countries of the Spanish speaking world.

Professor Palou was Visiting Lecturer and Writer in Residence at Dartmouth during Academic year 2009-2010.

Last Updated: 1/11/12