By Stacey Rivera | 10/07/2010 - 11:25
Famed author and politician Mario Vargas Llosa, 74, was awarded the Nobel Literature Prize Thursday. Llosa is the first South American to win the prize since his former friend and rival Gabriel Garcia Marquez won the award in 1982, prompting Marquez to tweet this morning “cuentas iguales” (Now we are even).
By Janel Martinez | 09/23/2010 - 15:30
Fall weather brings a certain chill in the air that just makes us want to curl up with a good book and get some serious reading done. Here are a few books that we are definitely going to be reading this fall. Be sure to add your own picks in the comments below!
By Grace Bastidas | 08/26/2010 - 12:00
Ricky Martin’s memoir, Me, doesn’t hit shelves till November 2, so if you’re anxious to know more about the former Menudo’s life as a dad or his decision to reveal his sexuality, you’ll just have to wait. In the meantime, there are a few tell-all books that should satiate your curiosity about life away from the recording studio for some of our favorite music makers. Get reading!
By Angie Romero | 08/25/2010 - 10:00
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz likes to take his sweet time. In fact, it could be another ten years before we read another thing from him. (The good news is that he’s already started working on it—a fantasy-type novel for young readers). Díaz, a proud Dominican American, took exactly 11 years to finish his modern fiction masterpiece, 2007’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.
By Alice Taranto | 08/16/2010 - 15:45
South Beach. Jennifer Lopez. Entrepreneurial teens. What do they have in common? They're all themes in the fresh teen book series, Amigas. Written by esteemed Latina author Veronica Chambers, the series was created by Jane Startz and inspired by veritable entertainment giant Lopez. A cross between Jane Startz Productions and J.
By Angie Romero | 08/03/2010 - 10:00
Last week Ricky Martin proudly tweeted: "I'm happy to announce that my book titled "ME" will be released and available everywhere on November 2nd." The highly anticipated memoir, to be published simultaneously in Spanish and English by the Hispanic-focused Penguin imprint, Celebra (home to Emilio Estefan’s memoir, among other books by high-profile Latin celebrities), will chronicle Martin’s life journey.
By Angie Romero | 07/17/2010 - 14:00
The buzz has been building around award-winning journalist Aliya S. King’s new novel Platinum ($16, amazon.com), about the "glamorous" lives of hip-hop WAGs (wives and girlfriends) for some time now. Having just turned the last page, I can confirm that it’s addictive. At restaurants, coffee shops, in my bedroom, on the balcony, I couldn’t put the thing down!
By Angie Romero | 07/03/2010 - 14:00
With the focus all on the southwestern U.S. these days, it seems appropriate to highlight a new thriller set in New Mexico by Penny Rudolph (author of Thicker Than Blood). Titled Eye of the Mountain God ($20, Thomas Dunne Books), Rudolph’s fourth crime novel centers on Megan Montoya, who has come to New Mexico with her daughter, Lizzie, to begin a career in photography. One morning Megan opens her newspaper and five jagged stones clatter to the floor.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/28/2010 - 17:00
Did you know that Nicole Richie was a NY Times Bestselling author? Yeah, neither did we. But when she announced the release date of her second novel, Priceless, on her blog this weekend, we did a little digging and found out that her freshman effort, The Truth About Diamonds, was quite the success. Diamonds was dubbed, "A Gem of a book" by the Chicago Tribune, and yes, the novel even spent some time on the NY Times Bestseller list back in 2005.