Review of William Easterly’s “Tyranny of Experts”

Posted · Add Comment

Can a whole global development community be wrong? Can it be that it’s been wrong since the beginning? That the glittering palaces dedicated to fighting poverty — the World Bank, the United Nations, the Gates and Rockefeller foundations, not to mention the aid agencies, think tanks, and well-meaning initiatives by policy experts and Hollywood stars […]

“Lima Nights” se publica en español en Lima, Perú

Posted · Add Comment

“Lima Nights,” novela de Marie, traducida por el escritor peruano Ezio Neyra, y publicada por Animal de Invierno (editorial peruana) salió en Lima en agosto de 2013. La novela fue presentada en la Feria de Libros, Lima. Por ahora se puede encontrar en La Librería Sur, Ibero, La Casa Verde, El Virrey de Miraflores, Communitas, La […]

Op-Eds in the New York Times

Posted · Add Comment

In a series of guest Op-Ed columns for the New York Times, Marie explores a number of timely issues in Latin America, from poverty to Bolivarianism to new reverse-flow economies.   THE KIDS LEFT BEHIND THE BOOM: March 20, 2013, Lima, Peru Henrry Ochochoque is a jovial 12-year-old with a report card full of A’s […]

The Kids Left Behind by the Boom, The New York Times

Posted · Add Comment

Guest Columnist By Marie Arana Henrry Ochochoque is a jovial 12-year-old with a report card full of A’s and hopes pointed straight to the moon. Last year, he moved from the squalid gold-mining town of La Rinconada, Peru — at nearly 17,000 feet above sea level, the highest human habitation in the world — to […]

Premiere of “Girl Rising”

Posted · Add Comment

Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film, written in part by Marie, and directed by Oscar nominee Richard Robbins. The segment on Senna, a little girl who lives in the highest habitation in the world—the Peruvian gold mining town of La Rinconada—was written by Marie after traveling 18,200 feet up into a remote corner of the Andes. […]

Marie visits the highest human habitation in the world

Posted · Add Comment

La Rinconada, a gold mine at 18,000 feet in Peru, is the subject of this probing article, titled “Dreaming of El Dorado.” Marie traveled there to meet a young girl, Senna, and write a script for the  forthcoming movie “Girl Rising.” The accompanying photographs are by Gina Nemirofsky of The Documentary Group in Los Angeles. […]

Marie reviews Richard Russo’s memoir

Posted · Add Comment

“The writer’s only responsibility is to his art,” William Faulkner once remarked, and the phrase became good as law. A writer, he said, was “driven by demons.” If he was any good, it was because he was ruthless, willing to sacrifice whatever it took to tell his story. Forget pride, honor, decency: If a writer […]

Virginia Quarterly Review

Posted · Add Comment

Marie has edited the Fall issue of the VQR (magazine published by UVA). Theme: “The Female Conscience,” featuring work by Jean Bethke Elshtain, Judith Warner, Joyce Carol Oates, Sylvia Earle, Mindy Aloff, Jonathan Yardley, Robin Marantz Henig, Reeve Lindbergh, Manal Al-Sharif, and many others. See more here.

Marie reviews Paul Auster

Posted · Add Comment

“You think it will never happen to you,” Paul Auster writes at the very start of this incandescent memoir. “That it cannot happen to you, that you are the only person in the world to whom none of these things will ever happen, and then, one by one, they all begin to happen to you, […]

 
 

Book and author website design by Adrian Kinloch