Southern Historical Association Appearance

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Southern Historical Association, Mobile, Alabama, November 1-4, 2012. Marie will be a featured speaker at this scholarly conference, one of the most important gatherings of historians in the country. Her talk is titled “Reading Bolivar,” and will be a pre- publication talk about her new biography of Simon Bolivar.

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Marie interviews Mario Vargas Llosa

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National Book Festival: Saturday and Sunday September 22-23, 2012, 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. National Book Festival, The National Mall, Washington, D.C. Marie will appear in conversation with Nobel Prize-winning novelist Mario Vargas Llosa at 4:25 p.m. on Sunday, September 23. She will also appear in conversation with Walter Isaacson (author of “Steve Jobs”)  and…

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The Hay-Adams Author Series in Washington DC

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The Hay-Adams Author Series, Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Marie co-hosted a special luncheon appearance and conversation with Joyce Carol Oates at 12 noon at the Hay-Adams, on the corner of 16th St and H, Washington DC. For future tickets for Hay-Adams events, contact: mmiller@hayadams.com    

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Mario Vargas Llosa wins Nobel Prize for literature

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The 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature has gone to a writer whose name is well known to and widely venerated by the global literary community: the deeply intellectual, undeniably talented Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa.

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Past Events

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Rollins College in April
Brown University in May
Marie will speak about her upcoming biography of Simon Bolivar and questions of Latin American identity in general.

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National Book Festival

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Saturday, September 25, 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. National Book Festival, The National Mall, Washington, D.C.

Marie will appear in conversation with Nobel Prize-winning novelist Orhan Pamuk. She will also appear in conversation with the novelist Isabel Allende. Exact times to be posted. http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/

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A Talk at the Peruvian Embassy

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Monday, November 22, 7 p.m. Peruvian Embassy Residence, Washington, D.C. Marie will talk about Lima Nights as well as her other books, Cellophane and American Chica. Contact information: >http://www.peruvianembassy.us/do.php?p=12

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Ensayo de Jonathan Yardley sobre Marie Arana

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Marie Arana es una auténtica ciudadana hemisférica. Su escritura explora y abraza los dos lados de las Américas, tal como ella misma lo ha hecho durante toda su vida. Nacida en Lima, de padre peruano y madre “yankee”, se siente igualmente a gusto en ambas culturas.

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Nobel Prize in Literature

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It took more than a century to get here, but last year finally made it obvious: It’s time to throw out the Nobel Prize in literature.

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Jonathan Yardley’s essay on Marie Arana

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Marie Arana is truly a citizen of the hemisphere. Her writing explores and embraces both continents of the Americas, just as she herself has done throughout her life. Born in Lima to a Peruvian father and a Yankee mother, she is equally at ease in both of their cultures.

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