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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Books

How to Write a Costa Rican Novel

  My first trip to Costa Rica was not of my own design. At least not initially. At the time I was a freelance location scout...
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20th International Book Fair takes over Barrio Escalante in San José

Antigua Aduana building in Barrio Escalante, San José is filled with lots and lots of books.

An Afro-spiritual journey by Afro-Costa Rican writer Delia Adassa McDonald Woolery

McDonald's writing finds the tangible beauty of Afro-Costa Rican culture and traditions as her words embrace Blackness.

5 questions for a U.S. poet in Costa Rica

The Tico Times talks to poet James Just, who moved from the United States to Costa Rica with his wife, Irina.

5 questions for a Costa Rican musician and artisan

"A notebook can be a door to thousands of worlds." Francisco Cascante chats with The Tico Times about his handmade notebooks and his other artistic facets.

The 12 best Costa Rican-made holiday gifts from the Mercado Tropical

A few reasons to stop by the Mercado Tropical this weekend.

Today’s dose of ‘Love’ — El antiguo higuerón

Today's excerpt from "Love in Translation."

The Tico Times’ second book pays homage to Costa Rican life and language

Katherine Stanley Obando discusses bicultural family life, writing as a new parent, and why "manda huevo" is her ultimate Costa Rican phrase. Meet the author of The Tico Times' new book, "Love in Translation."

5 questions for a U.S. painter and writer in Costa Rica

Jan Hart talks to The Tico Times about her art and her latest book, an account of her spiritual journey as an expat in Costa Rica.

5 questions for a U.S. writer in Costa Rica

"Costa Rica has inspired my writing by allowing me to be in a whole new environment." Meet Mary Smathers, the U.S. writer whose move to Guanacaste helped kickstart her writing career.

‘Point West’: The story of Oliver North’s Costa Rican airstrip

In his new book "Point West: The Political History of the Guanacaste National Park Project," the former Minister of Environment and Energy under President Óscar Arias tells of Oliver North's airstrip in Guanacaste and the Arias administration's fight to turn it and the forest around it into a national park.
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