Paco Ignacio Taibo II, author of more than fifty books, is a distinguished historian and essayist. He is also renowned worldwide for his detective novels. His numerous literary honors include three Hammett Prizes, a Planeta prize for the best historical novel, and the Bancarella Prize for his biography of Che Guevara. In December 2018, Taibo was named director of the Mexican government’s national publishing house, Fondo de Cultura Economica, by the new Obrador administration.
In conversation with Mariana Romo-Carmona, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies Program, City College/CUNY.