Hand Written

This is a short story that was published today in the Leeds Trinity University paper, Trinity Talk Issue 2! It’s rather surreal, but then I’ve been interested in magical realism and surreal fiction since reading… 1,034 more words

Writing

Go Go Romantico

The Lonely Planet guide to South America mentions Barranquilla in a few short paragraphs, remarking on its famous Carnaval, and describing the city as “one big traffic jam.”  Living here for the past year, admittedly there are few things to do, but the city has some interesting attractions worth noting, like the Museo Romantico. 697 more words

Colombia

Festival of New Latin American Cinema 2014 Dedicated to Gabriel García Márquez

This year, as expected, the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana, Cuba, is dedicated to Gabriel García Márquez. The Colombian writer was a fan of the event since its early years and in 1985 was elected president of the Foundation of New Latin American Cinema. 254 more words

Upcoming Events

First Lines

I’ve been thinking a lot about first lines. It all began last week when I started reading Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel García Márquez. 552 more words

What is your transition book?

I’ve just read an interesting piece on the Guardian book blog page, asking: ‘Which Book Marked Your Transition from Child to Adult?’

It includes books that its readers have nominated as the key novels that helped them in their transition from children’s to adult literature.  497 more words

General And Welcome

Los 10 libros de autores latinos más vendidos en Estados Unidos

Hemos recorrido varios sitios y análisis de tendencias de ventas para reunir estos 10 títulos de libros más vendidos en octubre 2014. Una muestra de la importancia que están cobrando los autores latinos en el mercado norteamericano. 846 more words

Vida

Meet You in Aracataca

Gabo, I’d head to Aracataca

just to glimpse your stories

turning page after page of soledad,

though it’s the word that grabs me

Aracataca, like the sound of an old… 26 more words

Nature