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.
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…
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: email@example.com
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.
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.
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/
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
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.
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.
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.