Francisco Goldman is a journalist, novelist, and critic. Currently the Allan K. Smith Professor of English Language and Literature at Trinity College. He began the Aura Estrada Prize, awarded to young women writing in Spanish, in honor of his wife.
"Maybe memory is overrated. Maybe forgetting is better. (Show me the Proust of forgetting, and I'll read him tomorrow.) Sometimes it's like juggling a hundred thousand crystal balls in the air at once, trying to keep all these memories going. Every time one falls to the floor and shatters into dust, another crevice cracks open inside me, through which another chunk of who we were disappears forever."