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Since 1968, the Literature program has published our renowned semi-annual literary magazine, Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas, the leading English language forum for literature from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada. We supported the first English translation of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, opening a path for critically acclaimed writers from Latin America, such as Manuel Puig, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, and Mario Vargas Llosa, to reach U.S. audiences with their groundbreaking work. Each season, the Literature program also organizes a series of public programs highlighting writers and literature from the hemisphere.

Since 1968, the Literature program has published our renowned semi-annual literary magazine, Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas, the leading English language forum for literature from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada. We supported the first English translation of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, opening a path for critically acclaimed writers from Latin America, such as Manuel Puig, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, and Mario Vargas Llosa, to reach U.S. audiences with their groundbreaking work. Each season, the Literature program  organizes a series of public programs highlighting writers and literature from the hemisphere.

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Save the Date: Rubén Gallo - Proust’s Latin Americans

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 7:00pm | New York

The award-winning writer will explore Marcel Proust's personal sphere of figures and influences. ... Read More

Review 88Current Issue: Review 89 (Fall 2014; The Americas in New York), guest-edited by Nicolás Kanellos (founder of Arte Público Press and Brown Foundation professor at the University of Houston), compiles critical essays, creative texts, book reviews and art by/about Latino writers/artists whose work has contributed to the cultural wealth of New York. Among the critical essays in this issue are contributions by scholars Silvio Torres-Saillant, Laura Lomas, and Vanessa Pérez Rosario, exploring, respectively, Dominican writers in New York, the oeuvres of seminal Puerto Rican poets; and a panorama of Latina writers. The issue also showcases an interview of singer/composer Rubén Blades (in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes), and another conversation with author Isabel Allende and journalist Amy Goodman (from their event at the Americas Society); and original fiction, poetry, and essays by contemporary writers from Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and the Dominican Republic, including Carlos Aguasaco, Carmen Boullosa, Angie Cruz, Lyn Di lorio, Isaac Goldemberg, José Kozer, Julio Marzán, J. L. Torres, Sergio Troncoso, and Lila Zemborain. Special features include memorial pieces on Oscar Hijuelos, Tato Laviera, and Juan Gelman; an essay on contemporary Latin American visual arts in New York; an essay on Pablo Neruda by Edwin Williamson; and a reflection by Gregory Rabassa on his translation of Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude. Review 89 concludes with reviews of the latest publications by Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, Edwidge Danticat, Álvaro Enrigue, João Paulo Cuenca, and others. Learn more about Review and subscribe today.

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About Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas

Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas serves as a forum for contemporary Latin American, Caribbean, and Canadian literature and arts. The magazine, published by the Americas Society in association with Taylor and Francis Ltd., has a total estimated readership (print and online) of 10,000.

Review first brought the work of Latin American writers Alejo Carpentier, Gabriel García Márquez, and Mario Vargas Llosa to critical attention in the United States. Special issues have explored the oeuvres of literary icons Jorge Luis Borges, Machado de Assis, Pablo Neruda, and Octavio Paz, as well as themes including women's writing, borders, urban voices, and performing arts.

The magazine has featured the work of major translators such as Edith Grossman, Helen Lane, Suzanne Jill Levine, Alfred MacAdam (the journal's editor for many years), Alastair Reid, and Margaret Sayers Peden. Current advisory board members for the magazine include Gregory Rabassa, translator of García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude; Cuban American writer Gustavo Pérez Firmat; and Brazilian novelist Nélida Piñon.

Review received the 1993 Phoenix Award for Outstanding Editorial Achievement from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, an American Magazine Award and numerous first-prize design awards from the Association of American Museums, most recently in 2003, for issues 65 and 66.

Submissions are generally by invitation from the editors. All submitted research articles are peer-reviewed. For further information, writers and scholars should send an inquiry letter to the editor, Daniel Shapiro, at dshapiro@as-coa.org.

Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas is a forum for contemporary Latin American, Caribbean, and Canadian literature and arts. Published by the Americas Society in association with Taylor and Francis Ltd., the journal has a total readership of 10,000. Subscribe to Review.

Review 82: Cuba Inside and Out

Friday, May 13, 2011

Review 82 “Cuba Inside and Out,” guest-edited by José Manuel Prietoand Anke Birkenmaier, compiles a creative section of texts by Cuban writers representing various generations, aesthetics, countries of residence, and positions vis-à-vis mainstream culture; and an academic section of articles by leading Cuban and U.S. scholars on a breadth of topics including a study of iconic Cuban writers and new media in Cuban literature today. ... Read More

Review 81 - Bob Marley and His Legacy

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Review 81 - Bob Marley and His Legacy, guest-edited by Lorna Goodison (From Harvey River) and Christopher Winks (Queens Colleges, CUNY), is comprised of a creative section featuring texts by associates of Bob Marley as well as writers who have written on and/or been influenced by him, including Jacqueline Bishop, Chris Blackwell, Kwame Dawes, Christopher John Farley, Herbie Miller, Shara McCallum, and Klive Walker. ... Read More

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