Virginia Quarterly Review

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Marie has edited the Fall issue of the VQR (magazine published by UVA). Theme: “The Female Conscience,” featuring work by Jean Bethke Elshtain, Judith Warner, Joyce Carol Oates, Sylvia Earle, Mindy Aloff, Jonathan Yardley, Robin Marantz Henig, Reeve Lindbergh, Manal Al-Sharif, and many others. See more here.

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Marie reviews Paul Auster

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“You think it will never happen to you,” Paul Auster writes at the very start of this incandescent memoir. “That it cannot happen to you, that you are the only person in the world to whom none of these things will ever happen, and then, one by one, they all begin to happen to you,…

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National Book Festival

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Marie will be interviewing Mario Vargas Llosa at 4:25 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 23 on the Capital Mall at the National Book Festival. There are many other reasons to be there: Robert Caro, Marilynne Robinson, Jeffrey Eugenides, T.C. Boyle, John Lewis Gaddis . . .  See www.loc.gov/bookfest for details.

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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: [email protected]    

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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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