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For your holiday gift-giving list, 5 great reads by Latino and Caribbean authors

If you are searching for a good book to give one of your loved ones - or yourself - on this holiday season, consider one of the following recently published … Read More

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“Hunting Season” – a nuanced portrait of a town shaken by a deadly hate crime

On November 8, 2008, Marcelo Lucero and his childhood friend Angel Loja were taking an after-dinner walk at their hometown of Patchogue, New York. Shortly … Read More

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Connecting the work of Mario Vargas Llosa to the next generation of writers

Fifty years ago, an obscure Peruvian writer published a novel in Barcelona, Spain. It was his first novel, a shocking account of the life of young cadets in a … Read More

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Oscar Hijuelos, an American son of immigrants – a remembrance

Oscar Jerome Hijuelos was born in 1951 a few blocks from where he grew up - a walk-through ground-floor apartment on the final stretch of West 118th Street, in … Read More

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El Diario La Prensa celebrates its centennial

Exactly one hundred years ago, on October 12, 1913, the first edition of a brand-new Spanish-language weekly hit the newsstands. Its name was La Prensa (The … Read More

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On Hispanic Heritage Month, the Boricua diaspora through Nuyorican literature

One way to examine the richness and complexity of the decades of Puerto Rican migration to New York City is through its artists.  Here is a look at some of the … Read More

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On Hispanic Heritage Month, a spotlight on Chicano authors

In 1970, when Chicano hit the bookshelves, there was just one similarly themed novel published by a major U.S. imprint: José Antonio Villareal’s Pocho. The … Read More

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On Hispanic Heritage Month, a look at the precursors of Latino literature

Long before Junot Diaz, Julia Alvarez, Esmeralda Santiago, Sandra Cisneros, or Oscar Hijuelos published their first books, before even the notion of Latino … Read More

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Oldest U.S. Spanish-language paper approaches 100; university to preserve photo collection

“El Diario La Prensa” (El Diario, for short), the oldest publishing Spanish-language newspaper in the U.S., will celebrate its centennial next month, but the … Read More

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Mexican artist creates only Spanish-language second-hand bookstore in NYC

Pablo Helguera loves books. He grew up among them, in the sheltered environment of a literary household, under the inviting presence of his parents’ vast … Read More