Marie is interviewed by Francisco Macías for the Library of Congress archives. Hear the podcast here. Description: Francisco Macias from the Library of Congress speaks with Marie Arana, who appeared at the National Book Festival on September 21, 2013, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Biography: The daughter of a Peruvian father and an […]
La novela “Lima Nights” fue publicada en Lima, Perú y recibió elogios, nombrada por el crítico literario de El Comercio Ricardo González Vigil como una de las mejores novelas peruanas de 2014. Marie fue entrevistada por Clara Elvira Ospina en el programa de Canal N “Tiempo de Leer.” El libro fue traducido del ingles por el […]
Marie to interview Mario Vargas Llosa, winner of the Living Legend Award, Monday, April 11, 6:30 p.m. Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium (10 First Street, S.E., Washington D.C.) Registration required: Send reservation to firstname.lastname@example.org LIVING LEGEND AWARD, Symposium and Award Ceremony, Monday, April 11, 2016 2:00 pm: Symposium Panel I, The Scholars Speak Rubén […]
On October 23, Marie Arana was named the Library of Congress’s John W. Kluge Chair of the Cultures of the Countries of the South. She will hold this position until June of 2016. Read the Library of Congress’s press release here.
Marie Arana’s interview with E.L. Doctorow in which he talks about being named after Edgar Allan Poe and how he discovered that he was a novelist.
There are authors who write in tidy, classifiable, immediately recognizable genres — Jane Austen, Alexandre Dumas, William Faulkner, Gabriel García Márquez, to name a few — and then there are those who adamantly do not. These others can surprise us with story lines and settings that are guises to be worn and shucked after the […]
NBC-News, a major television network in the U.S., has chosen Marie Arana’s “Bolívar” as one of the top 10 books of the year in 2014. Of the ten chosen, “Bolívar” is number one, and the only biography. See more here.
Saramago’s just published and long-neglected novel is a sketchbook for the superb work that Saramago would ultimately produce. And yet, there is no shortage of wonders to be found in it. More . . . “Skylight” By José Saramago Review by Marie Arana “The journey never ends,” José Saramago once wrote. “Only travelers end.” We […]
Nadine Gordimer’s essay appeared in The Washington Post as part of Marie’s Book World series, “The Writing Life.” Scroll to the bottom to read Marie’s profile of the writer. The essay and profile can be found in the book, “The Writing Life.” August 5, 2001 Sunday A Nobel Prize-winner, on being a product of a […]
On April 11, 2014, Marie’s “Bolívar: American Liberator” won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography. The jury’s citation read: “In this glowing and exhilarating new biography on South American liberator and hero Simón Bolívar, the judges were swayed by the muscularity of Marie Arana’s prose, the grand sweep and enthralling emotions that she […]