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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Marie’s video about the film “Girl Rising”

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This short clip made just after Marie’s visit to the La Rinconada gold mines in Peru, describes her meeting with 14-year-old Senna, the child laborer, budding poet, and Marie’s subject for the film “Girl Rising.” In 2011, Marie visited the mines, which are situated under a glacier 18,000 feet up in the Peruvian Andes. It…

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“Lima Nights” se publica en español en Lima, Perú

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“Lima Nights,” novela de Marie, traducida por el escritor peruano Ezio Neyra, y publicada por Animal de Invierno (editorial peruana) salió en Lima en agosto de 2013. La novela fue presentada en la Feria de Libros, Lima. Por ahora se puede encontrar en La Librería Sur, Ibero, La Casa Verde, El Virrey de Miraflores, Communitas, La…

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Op-Eds in the New York Times

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In a series of guest Op-Ed columns for the New York Times, Marie explores a number of timely issues in Latin America, from poverty to Bolivarianism to new reverse-flow economies.   THE KIDS LEFT BEHIND THE BOOM: March 20, 2013, Lima, Peru Henrry Ochochoque is a jovial 12-year-old with a report card full of A’s…

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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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Marie’s NPR Interview

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“George Washington threw colonialists out of one country,” says the NPR, “but Simon Bolivar liberated six from Spanish rule.” In the interview that aired on April 13, the interviewer goes on to say: “Marie Arana has written a biography of the warrior statesman whose name is often invoked, but whose history is little understood. It’s called Bolivar:…

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The Kids Left Behind by the Boom, The New York Times

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Guest Columnist By Marie Arana Henrry Ochochoque is a jovial 12-year-old with a report card full of A’s and hopes pointed straight to the moon. Last year, he moved from the squalid gold-mining town of La Rinconada, Peru — at nearly 17,000 feet above sea level, the highest human habitation in the world — to…

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Premiere of “Girl Rising”

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Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film, written in part by Marie, and directed by Oscar nominee Richard Robbins. The segment on Senna, a little girl who lives in the highest habitation in the world—the Peruvian gold mining town of La Rinconada—was written by Marie after traveling 18,200 feet up into a remote corner of the Andes.…

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Early reviews for “Bolívar: American Liberator”

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“Finally, Bolivar gets the sweeping biography he deserves. He was the greatest leader in Latin American history, and his tale is filled with lessons about leadership and passion. This book reads like a wonderful novel but is researched like a masterwork of history.” (Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs ) “This is a magnificent story. Deeply researched…

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