‘Pleasure, Obligation, Curiosity, Inspiration’: What’s on Marie Arana’s Nightstand

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From the New York Times BY THE BOOK interview. Among other things, the author of “Silver, Sword & Stone: Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story” is reading a novel based on a juicy scandal in her own family. Read the full article at NYT (subscription required)

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Politics and Prose: Review of Silver Sword and Stone

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In Silver, Sword, and Stone Marie Arana seamlessly weaves these stories with the history of the past millennium to explain three enduring themes that have defined Latin America since pre-Columbian times: the foreign greed for its mineral riches, an ingrained propensity to violence, and the abiding power of religion.

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Events: Book Tour

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Here are the dates and locations for my upcoming book tour for Silver, Sword, and Stone.

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Video: Marie Arana discusses her book Silver, Sword and Stone

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Marie Arana on the Three Crucibles of Latin American History. Author and National Book Award finalist, Marie Arana, tells us about her newest book Silver, Sword, and Stone, a powerful narrative about the three enduring forces that have defined Latin America, and its people, since pre-Columbian times.

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Silver, Sword, and Stone – New Book

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Coming soon! Marie’s new book about Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story. Three ordinary Latin Americans against 1,000 years of history and why their stories are important to the world today. Coming on September 1, 2019. Against the background of a thousand years of vivid history, acclaimed writer Marie Arana tells the timely and…

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Marie’s TED talk on Bolívar

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Watch Marie’s (unedited) TED talk, given at the first TED-South conference in Latin America. The conference was in Rio de Janeiro in a fabulous tent set up on Copacabana Beach. Usually, TED talks are edited to a fine, polished product, and all the uhms, ahs, and slips removed, but here you get to see my…

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Library of Congress podcast about “Bolivar: American Liberator”

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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.

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Lima Nights se publica en el Perú – Entrevista

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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…

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Living Legend Award, Library of Congress

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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 specialevents@loc.gov LIVING LEGEND AWARD, Symposium and Award Ceremony, Monday, April 11, 2016 2:00 pm: Symposium Panel I, The Scholars Speak Rubén…

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Marie named the Library of Congress’s Chair of Cultures of the South

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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.

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