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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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I Lived on Butterfly Hill, by Marjorie Agosín

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 7:00pm | New York

Chilean author and human-rights activist Marjorie Agosín will join Lori Marie Carlson and Fran Colleti for a discussion on Agosín's young adult novel. ... Read More

An Evening with Patricia Ariza

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 7:00pm | New York

The co-founder of Colombian theater ensemble Teatro La Candelaria will explore her work in the Andean country. ... Read More

Esmeralda Santiago: A Writing Life

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 7:00pm | New York

Puerto Rican writer Esmeralda Santiago will discuss her life and literary career in an interview with New York Times writer Mireya Navarro. ... Read More

Texas and Mexico in New York: Rolando Hinojosa-Smith and Carmen Boullosa

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 7:00pm | New York

Nicolás Kanellos will moderate a a discussion between award-winning writers Rolando Hinojosa-Smith and Carmen Boullosa. ... Read More

Review 89: The Americas in New York: Writing and Arts in La Gran Manzana
 

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 7:00pm | New York

The event will mark the launch of the Fall 2014 issue of Review, which celebrate the contributions of Latino writers and artists to the cultural wealth of New York. ... Read More

An Homage to Jorge Eduardo Eielson

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 7:00pm | New York

The event will feature readings and commentary about the great Peruvian poet and artist. ... Read More

Review 88Current Issue: Review 88 (Spring 204; Beyond Violence: Toward Justice in Latin American Writing and Arts) is guest-edited by Marguerite Feitlowitz and Ksenija Bilbija. The issue compiles articles by leading scholars—Jorge Benavides, Diana Palaversich, and others—as well as creative texts by some of the most iconic figures of contemporary Latin American writing and younger voices from throughout the region. From essays to poetry to short stories to novel excerpts to book reviews, Review 88 includes pieces by such distinguished writers as Héctor Abad (Colombia), Marcelino Freire (Brazil), the late Juan Gelman (Argentina), Yuri Herrera (Mexico), Elena Poniatowska (Mexico), Patricio Pron (Argentina), Laura Restrepo (Colombia), and Juan Gabriel Vásquez, among many others. The issue also includes a memorial piece on Colombian author Alvaro Mutis; arts features; and book reviews of new work in translation by authors including Adolfo Bioy-Casares and Silvina Ocampo, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Jorge Volpi, and Rodolfo Walsh.

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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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