Nelson Rivera

Nelson Rivera (Mariara, Venezuela, 1985) is a writer and journalist. He is a columnist for the newspaper El Nacional in Caracas, Venezuela and a communications consultant. He has been the director of the literary supplement of El Nacional since 1995. His book El Cíclope Totalitario [The totalitarian cyclops] (2009) is a collection of articles and essays published between 2004 and 2008, along with a variety of previously unpublished materials that deal with subjects of war, authoritarianisms, murderous barbarity, the collective annihilation of the human being, ambitions, and the deviations exercised in politics, discussed in reflexive, narrative, or testimonial forms. Rivera has led a distinguished career in the area of cultural journalism and literary criticism. He was awarded the Premio Fernando Pessoa de Periodismo Literario.


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