Carlos Eire (Yale University)
Carlos Eire is T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale University. He has written widely on late medieval and early modern Europe, including War against the Idols (1986), From Madrid to Purgatory (1995), and A Very Brief History of Eternity (2009). He won the 2003 National Book Award for his memoir of the Cuban Revolution, Waiting for Snow in Havana. His latest book is Learning to Die in Miami (2010), an account of his early life once arriving in the United States as an exile from Castro’s Cuba.