Book Club

"Zoetrope: All-Story" Highlights Up and Coming Latin American Authors
By Mariela Rosario | 03/27/2009 - 17:00

Ten up and coming Latin American authors under 40 have taken front and center in the latest issue of Francis Ford Coppola's accalimed literary journal Zoetrope: All-Story. Many of the authors are being published for the very first time in English thanks to the award winning filmmaker.

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Roberto Bolaño and Juan Felipe Herrera Win National Book Critics Awards
By Mariela Rosario | 03/16/2009 - 16:30

Roberto Bolaño was posthumously awarded recently when his critically acclaimed novel 2666 won the fiction prize at the National Book Critics Circle, an honor bestowed last year upon Dominican author Junot Diaz for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Although Bolaño died in 2003, his translator, Natasha Wimmer, accepted the award on his behalf, recalling a time when the author once said that "posthumous" sounded like a Roman gladiator.

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Two New Novels Found in Roberto Bolaño's Desk
By Mariela Rosario | 03/11/2009 - 12:00

Two new novels were found among the papers recovered posthumously from famed Chilean author Roberto Bolaño's desk in Spain. La Vanguardia reports that the previously unknown manuscripts are entitled Diorama and The Troubles of the Real Police Officer. It is also believed that a sixth section of the author's critically acclaimed novel, 2666 may have been found.

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Haunted House
By Angie Romero | 02/19/2009 - 16:15

I can’t remember the last time I went to an actual play. And what a shame that is, being that I live in NYC. So when I found out about a new stage adaptation of Isabel Allende’s masterpiece of magical realism, The House of Spirits, which started yesterday at the Repertorio Español theater, I was actually moved to buy a pair of tickets for this weekend.

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Nina Garcia To Pen Budget-Conscious Fashion Guide
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 01/28/2009 - 14:00

Marie Claire fashion director and Project Runway judge Nina Garcia is busy working on her third fashion book, due to be released in August. The Style Strategy: A Less is More Approach to Staying Chic and Shopping Smart will teach women how to look like a million bucks on a budget.

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Things We Learned from Perez Hilton's New Book
By Monica Herrera | 01/06/2009 - 15:18

In between the running list of "celebrity sluts" and a Lindsay Lohan case study (they're not totally unrelated), there's actually plenty of priceless wisdom to be found in Perez Hilton's first book, Red Carpet Suicide: A Survival Guide on Keeping Up with The Hiltons ($17,

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True Story: Gabriel García Márquez Is Writing A New Novel
By Monica Herrera | 12/10/2008 - 09:11

The only thing cooler than morning photos of Ricky Martin's babies? Gabriel García Márquez is confirmed to be writing a new novel, his first since 2004's Memorias de Mis Putas Tristes.

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GET CULTURED: There's No Such Thing As a Free Lunch...
By Mariela Rosario | 11/21/2008 - 15:05

That is most definitely true, especially in this crapulent economy. But thankfully, there is such a thing as free Junot! Diaz, that is. The Pulitzer Prize-winning hottie (well, if nerds are your thing as they are mine) is doing a reading on Monday Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m., at Solas Bar in NYC. So put down that new Bolaño book, which will likely take you three lifetimes to finish, and join the 39-year-old Dominican author as he thrills us with passages from his critically acclaimed, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

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GET CULTURED: Tonight, I can write the saddest lines...
By Mariela Rosario | 11/19/2008 - 13:47

Sigh. I still remember the first time I came across those words back in middle school. Miss Toranzos (I think she’s on Facebook now!) made each one of us learn Neruda’s “Poema 20″ in its entirety and then recite it in front of the whole class. Of course the boys all made fun of the girls because, well, little did they know they too would be vulnerable one day.

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Ivy Queen to Write Autobiography
By smundhra | 11/07/2008 - 11:06

Clear some space on your bookshelf. Our favorite reggaetonera, Ivy Queen, has decided it's time to tell the world about how she clawed her way to the top by writing her very own autobiography, titled Detrás del Glamour.

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