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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...

Reaching for the stars

Ana Luisa Monge-Naranjo and Bruce James Callow show us that dreams we had as kids do come true. In their book "Hacia las estrellas: Costa Rica en la NASA" (“From the stars: Costa Rica in the NASA”) they tell the stories of 13 Costa Ricans who have reached for the stars and fulfilled their dream of working for the NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration).

Help The Tico Times celebrate Valentine’s Day by sharing your story

The Tico Times is on the lookout for Costa Rican love stories; share yours and be entered in a raffle for our latest book.

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."

In love with language: An interview with U.S. poet Mary Jo Bang

The Tico Times sits down with U.S. poet Mary Jo Bang at the International Book Fair in San José.

From our archives: José León Sánchez on prison, the media and writing

Our 2005 interview with Costa Rica's renowned inmate-turned-author: José León Sánchez, whose 1963 novel is now onstage at Teatro Espressivo.

What not to miss at this year’s International Book Fair

Highlights of this year's International Book Fair, now ongoing at the Antigua Aduana in Barrio Aranjuez.

Book exchange to ‘liberate’ paperbacks in Cariari

Like a bibliophilic scavenger hunt, the so-called World Book Liberation Day invites participants to scatter used books around the complex, and all of these editions are up for grabs.

Sea Shepherd publishes vegan cookbook

If you’ve spent any time on a ship, Raffaella Tolicetti’s descriptions of working a kitchen during rocky seas should sound familiar – although she has the added challenge of cooking while antagonistic vessels attempt to ram each other in Antarctic waters.
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