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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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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Marie’s interview with E.L. Doctorow

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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.

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Recent Interviews

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NPR, Time Magazine, WAMU Radio, Washingtonian, El Universal, Caretas (Peru), and others  interview Marie about Bolívar, the process of writing, and the Latin American character.   WAMU RADIO: Click here for the WAMU interview with Jonathan Wison conducted in Marie’s office at the Library of Congress. QUOTE: “You begin to think about power and how people…

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