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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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Guatemalan Writers: Journeys Toward Daylight: New Narratives

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:00pm | New York

Join Americas Society for a discussion and fiction reading with four prominent Guatemalan writers. ... Read More

A Conversation with Juan Gabriel Vásquez and Jess Row

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:00pm | New York
Webcast Available

Award-winning Colombian author Juan Gabriel Vásquez will speak at Americas Society about his new work. ... Read More

Conference on Latin American Jewish Literature and History

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 9:30am | New York

Join Americas Society to explore bilingual readings on Latin American Jewish literature, history, and the social sciences. ... Read More

Beyond Violence: Toward Justice in Latin American Writing and Arts

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 7:00pm | New York

Five writers from across the region will join Americas Society for a discussion of violence and justice in Latin America. ... Read More

Launch of Review 88: Beyond Violence: Toward Justice in Latin American Writing and Arts

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:00pm | New York
Webcast Available

The launch of Review 88 will feature bilingual readings by Argentine author Luisa Valenzuela and other high-profile writers. ... Read More

Review 85Current Issue: Review 87 (Fall 2013; Mario Vargas Llosa’s Legacy/Andean Fiction & Arts Today) is guest-edited by Eugenio Chang-Rodríguez, Raquel Chang-Rodríguez, and Edmundo Paz-Soldán. The issue showcases essays on Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa’s oeuvre by scholars John King, José Miguel Oviedo, Priscilla Meléndez, Alfred Mac Adam, and others; an interview at Americas Society with Vargas Llosa and translator Edith Grossman; and original fiction in English translation by contemporary Andean writers from Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru, including Liliana Colanzi, Rodrigo Hasbún, Esteban Mayorga, Giovanna Rivero, Santiago Roncagliolo, Carlos Yushimito and many others. The issue also includes a memorial piece on Peruvian poet Antonio Cisneros; features on contemporary Andean visual arts and music; and book reviews of new work in translation on Vargas Llosa as well as titles by Isabel Allende, Earl Lovelace, Santiago Roncagliolo, and others.

Learn more about Review 87. Get free online access to editor's choices in Review 87.

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

Review 78: U.S. Latino Culture

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Review 78 is comprised of an academic section containing articles by leading scholars on U.S. Latino writing and culture, and a creative section of poetry, prose, essays, and interviews by/with Latino writers of Chilean, Cuban, Dominican, Guatemalan, Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage. ... Read More

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