Ariel Dorfman is in Johannesburg this week, hosting readings, screenings and talks in advance giving the 8th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture tomorrow. The prestigious lecture has previously been given by Nobel Peace Laureates Professor Muhammad Yunus, Professor Wangari Maathai, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Kofi Anan, former presidents Bill Clinton and Thabo Mbeki, and President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. Dorfman is the author of many books and plays, including Some Write to the Future (1991), In Case of Fire in a Foreign Land (2002), and The Empire's Old Clothes (2010). We also published the first monograph about Dorfman this year, Sophia McClennen's Ariel Dorfman: An Aesthetics of Hope. Congratulations to Dorfman on this great honor!