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Famous Literary Works About Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a paradise located in Central America and surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. It has become a popular...

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.

‘Cocorí,’ a racism debate, and a brief history of controversial children’s lit

Predictably, the disagreement has become a polarizing debate about racism versus censorship. In honor of this ongoing discussion, here are some examples of beloved children’s books that have caused controversy or fallen completely out of favor.

Friendship Library lends books out of Atenas restaurant

The Friendship Library was the invention of former librarian Linda Ledbetter and accountant Bruce Brasington, two expats from the United States who settled in the town of Atenas. Over the years they have accrued more than 2,000 books, which they decided to house in the La Carreta restaurant.

Texas university acquires Gabriel García Márquez’s personal archive

WASHINGTON – Archives belonging to Nobel prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez, who died earlier this year, have been acquired by the University of Texas at Austin, the university said in a statement Monday.

Elena Poniatowska: Mexican student massacre reminiscent of concentration camps

MIAMI – The famous Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska, who visited Miami for a writers’ fair, on Sunday called the likely massacre of 43 students a “great shame” for Mexico, and compared it to her memories of the horrors of German concentration camps.

‘South of Memories’ imagines the lives of Nicaraguan refugees

In his debut novel, Alonso Muñoz Solís takes on a difficult topic that basically predates his generation.

Here’s why you shouldn’t miss Costa Rica’s International Book Fair

For 10 action-packed days starting Aug. 22, the 15th Costa Rican International Book Fair will attract hundreds of authors, publishers, experts, and venders to San José's Barrio Aranjuez.

Nobel-winning Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez dead at 87

Gabriel García Márquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author who popularized the concept of "magical realism" and told epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, died Thursday at the age of 87.

Legendary novelist Gabriel García Márquez leaves hospital, in ‘delicate’ condition

MEXICO CITY – Nobel laureate for literature Gabriel García Márquez returned to his Mexico City home on Tuesday after a week-long hospitalization for a lung infection, but officials said he remains in "delicate" condition.

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