The thirty-fourth edition of the Bogota International Book Fair with the slogan "Léete. El país invitado eres tú", is a subtle but disturbing portrait of the nation's feelings and tensions.
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Wunderkind, written by Bulgarian author Nikolai Grozni, is a novel about the obsession with music and a cry for freedom against authoritarian regimes.
Wunderkind, del búlgaro Nikolai Grozni, es una novela sobre la obsesión por la música y un grito de libertad contra los regímenes autoritaritos y el pensamiento único.
2017 Pura Belpré Awards from the American Library Association Honor Latino Authors for Cultural Literature. The awarded authors highlight the importance of cultural diversity and integration.
In "I Love Dick", Chris Kraus turned her failures as a filmmaker and in her romantic relationships into a boundary-breaking autobiographical novel. Truned into a feminist cult book, “I Love Dick" has been the inspiration for a new Amazon TV Series, created by Jill Solloway.
La novela, que pasó desapercibida cuando se publicó por primera vez, en 1997, se ha convertido en un referente de la literatura feminista y ha servido de inspiración para la serie de televisión con el mismo nombre. "I Love Dick", dirigida por Jill Soloway y producida por Amazon, tendrá a Kevin Bacon y Kathryn Hahn como actores principales.
Book Review. In "The Arab of the Future", French illustrator Riad Sattouf exposes his childhood and youth in the Siria under Hafez Al-Assad using irony and a sagacious sincerity.
Crítica de libro. En "El Árabe del Futuro", el ilustrador sirio-francés Riad Sattouf narra su infancia y juventud en la Siria de Hafez Al-Assad con sagaz irionía y con la verdad siempre por delante.
Barbarian Days. A Surfing Life, del periodista norteamericano William Finnegan, fue premiado con el Premio Pulitzer de Autobiografía 2016.
Barbarian Days. A Surfing Life, written by New Yorker reporter William Finnegan, won the Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography 2016
Estos últimos doce meses se han llevado consigo a figuras importantes de la escena artística internacional, dejando desolados a miles de fans y dejando un vacío importante en la plantilla de artistas, que pareciera no tener generación de relevo.
Desde David Bowie hasta Carrie Fischer, estos son las personalidades que nos han dejado este año:
AL DIA speaks with Colombian author Luis Noriega, winner of the 2016 Gabriel García Márquez literary award. He currently lives in Barcelona, Spain.
AL DIA conversa con el escritor colombiano Luis Noriega, ganador del Premio Hispanoamericano de Cuento Gabriel García Márquez.
The Guadalajara Book Fair (Feria Internacional del Libro – FIL) has become the most important book fair in Latin America and the Spanish language market.
More than 800,000 people are expected to visit the fair, which this year celebrates his 30 anniversary, and will stay open until next Sunday.
Fidel Castro outlasted 10 American presidents and managed to give the Caribbean island a leading role in world geopolitics. But how Did Fidel Castro Hold On to Cuba for So Long? It was thanks to a combination of geography, charisma, and authoritarianism, says Peter Kornbluh, co-author of the recent book Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations Between Washington and Havana, which chronicles the countries’ history of discord and long path to normalized relations.
Lucia Berlin (Juneau, Alaska, 1936-Marina del Rey, California, 2004) empezó a escribir de jovencita, pero en vida fue una escritora desconocida. Hija de un ingeniero de minas, pasó la mayor parte de su infancia y juventud en diversas ciudades mineras del Oeste - Idaho, Montana, Kentucky-, hasta que su padre se marchó a la guerra y ella y su madre se trasladaron a El Paso, en Mexico, donde vivía su abuelo materno.
Lucia Berlin (Juneau, Alaska, 1936-Marina del Rey, California, 2004) started to write when she was very young, but spent almost all her life as an unknown writer. Her father worked in a mining company, and little Lucia and her Mum followed him everywhere. She spent her childhood in Western mining towns, manly in California and Mexico, then she moved to New York and Oakland, before ending up in Boulder, Colorado, where she became a Writing professor until she got really sick and moved to California to spend the last days of her life.
William Finnegan, winner of the Pulitzer prize for Biography 2016, was born into an Irish Catholic family from New York and they moved to Hawaii when he was a kid. He remembers going to the church on Sunday and going to beach to surf afterwards. Since his early years, Finnegan has tried to combine his two life passions: surfing and journalism. He has covered the Apartheid, Balkan wars and Latin American Politics: “Power tends to corrupt people and absolute power tends to corrupt in absolute terms. The less civilized people I have seen is the people who has power.
Philadelphia lost this week one of his most distinguished men of letters. Peter Husted Binzen, a former journalist and editor at The Evening and Sunday Bulletin, died at 94, after chronicling the history of our city for half a century. Joseph R. Daughen, a former Bulletin reporter who collaborated with Mr. Binzen on two books, said he thought of his comrade as "Lincolnesque" - honest and humble.
After Hillary Clinton’s defeat, the Democrats must redefine their future plans. The answer to their future may be in Bernie Sanders new book: Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In. Senator Bernie Sanders describes the 2014 midterm elections – in which Republicans gained control of the Senate again - as a “disaster” for establishment Democrats who failed to generate grassroots enthusiasm.
Love has always been an inexhaustible source of motivation, whether to write novels or to better know other countries and cultures. For New Yorker writer Francisco Goldman, love served both. His love for his second wife, Aura, a young Mexican aspiring writer, who died in 2007 while surfing together on the Pacific coast, first pushed him to write the novel Say Her Name (2011). Afterwards, he was pushed to know more about the city of Mexico, which became its second home since 1998.
El amor ha sido siempre una fuente inagotable motivación, sea para escribir novelas o para conocer mejor otros países y culturas. Al escritor neoyorkino Francisco Goldman le sirvió para ambas cosas. El amor por su segunda esposa, Aura, una joven aspirante a escritora mexicana, fallecida en 2007 mientras surfeaban juntos en la costa del Pacífico, le empujó primero a escribir la novela Say Her Name (2011), y después a indagar más sobre Mexico DF, la gran metrópolis mexicana, convertida en su segundo hogar desde 1998.