Latinos are our largest, oldest, most undercounted, fastest growing, and least understood communities. Prizewinning Marie Arana explains what they have meant to America and introduces her new book, Latinoland.
Marie Arana’s Silver, Sword, and Stone takes the readers from pre-Columbian times through the region’s conquest, independence movements, dirty wars, and right down to the present. In doing so, the book explores three driving forces in the region’s history: mining—and particularly mining, violence, and religion through the tales of three contemporary Latin Americans. In this episode, the award-winning author tells AS/COA’s Carin Zissis why she wrote this sweeping history now.
Dates and locations for the previous tour for Silver, Sword, and Stone.
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.
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…
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 escritor peruano Ezio Neyra.
On April 11, 2014, Marie’s “Bolívar: American Liberator” won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography. The jury’s citation read: “In this glowing and exhilarating new biography on South American liberator and hero Simón Bolívar, the judges were swayed by the muscularity of Marie Arana’s prose, the grand sweep and enthralling emotions that she…
Here is a video made just after the publication of “Bolívar: American Liberator” in the offices of Simon & Schuster. There are more of Marie’s talks you can watch about Bolívar: at Politics & Prose in Washington, for example. And, the latest, at the National Book Festival on the Capital Mall.
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…