Wednesday, January 23, 2013

José Saramago - The Stone Raft

In "A Jangada de Pedra" (The Stone Raft) the Portuguese writer José Saramago imagines Iberia literally breaking off from the rest of Europe.
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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Santiago Gamboa - Plegarias nocturnas

Santiago Gamboa's "Plegarias nocturnas" has Colombia and its political and social reality in the center of the plot.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

New Ildefonso Falcones novel

Random House reported Wednesday that Ildefonso Falcones will publish a new historical novel during the first quarter of 2013, the novel his to be published in Castilian by Grijalbo and Catalan by Rosa dels Vents.

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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Early Mexican photojournalism in Mexico City Museum

More than eleven thousand photographs remained stored in the family closet of Manuel Ramos, one of the pioneers of Mexican photojournalism. It took almost half a century for the Ramos files to be brought to light. Part of this files, that show the advancement of the Mexican Revolution, the centenary celebrations of Independence, the Cristero War and the modern architecture of the city, will be presented at the next exhibition which opens on Wednesday, October 10 at the Mexico City Museum.
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Interview with Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira

Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira talks about the creation of his work, "Gourd," that bursts from a wall in MOCA's newly completed uptown home.
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Isabel Allende receives Denmark's top literary award

Chilean novelist Isabel Allende receives the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award from Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik.
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Monday, October 08, 2012

Interrupted innocence

Repression, discipline and religion are the cornerstones of "Las poseídas", the audacious new novel from Betina Gonzalez.

“Festival de la palabra” literary festival celebrates Spanish language

When acclaimed writers, poets and journalists from Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain get together for a literary festival, says Puerto Rican writer Mayra Santos-Febres, the conversation is not necessarily about particular books or essays.
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Mexican Novelist Daniel Krauze Wins Literature Prize

The novel "Dias de Lava" (Days of Lava) by Mexican writer Daniel Krauze was honored in the inaugural edition of the Nuevas Letras Prize, awarded by the Planeta publishing corporation and the Sanborns Group.
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Peruvian poet Antonio Cisneros died

The Peruvian poet Antonio Cisneros died Saturday at age 69. Cisneros, also a journalist, screenwriter and professor, was awarded the Pablo Neruda Poetry Ibero-American  award in 2010.

He was one of the most important Latin American poets, and received, in 1968, with his poem 'Canto ceremonial contra un oso hormiguero' the Casa de Las Americas prize, which catapulted him to international recognition.

Cisneros died at his home in Lima, victim of lung cancer.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Premio Grijalbo de Novela 2012

Mexican writer Guillermo Fadanelli won last Thursday the Premio Grijalbo de Novela 2012 for his novel "Las mujeres muertas" (The dead women).

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Sex is dirty and innocent, reproduction, monstrous

The provocative Colombian writer Fernando Vallejo ensures that overpopulation is the great tragedy of humanity and that politics is a gangster system...
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