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.
The paperback publication for Lima Nights is on sale July 13, 2010. You can order it from these online reatilers: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, IndieBound
F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference Saturday, October 16 Montgomery College, Rockville, Md. Marie will chair a panel of writers, including Evan Thomas and Alice McDermott, talking about notable fiction and nonfiction writers who live in Washington D.C. Watch this space for the exact time of the event.