Posts Tagged: Latino literature

The Rumpus Interview with Melissa Yancy

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Melissa Yancy discusses her debut story collection Dog Years, using her day job for inspiration, and being “an old curmudgeon at heart.”

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Borderland Books That Travel

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Veliz Books, a new literary press based out of El Paso, has just begun work delivering contemporary literature to the borderlands. The press has already published three books by talented Latino authors, and each is translated into English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Veliz translated means “suitcase,” reflecting the press’s mission to “create books that travel.” Find […]

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20 Years of Latino Children’s Literature

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The American Library Association’s Pura Belpré Awards just had its 20th anniversary this past weekend, celebrating two decades of outstanding Latino writers and illustrators who create books for Latino children and teens. The Monitor reported on the event, which featured dozens of prominent Latino authors and illustrators whose work has showcased and celebrated Latino culture, heritage, […]

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Japanese bookseller Kinokuniya Co. plans on increasing the number of direct purchases made from publishers to avoid wholesalers’ markups. The store previously bought most of the stock of Murakami’s latest essay collection to compete against online sales. Burlesque dancers danced outside a Barnes & Noble Bookstore on the Upper West Side of Manhattan after the […]

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The Poetry of Laura Victoria

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Kiss me like this – slowly. Your tongue, like a living flame, feeds my burning dreams – and after my heavy-hearted abandonment, a clean breeze brightens the jasmine in my bed. Emily Paskevics, writing for Luna Luna Magazine, profiles Laura Victoria, the pseudonym of Colombian poet and diplomat Gertrudis Peñuela (1904-2004). Paskevics provides translations of […]

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