Piri Thomas
Iconic Author Piri Thomas Dies at 83
By Adriana Rivera | 10/20/2011 - 15:00

Piri Thomas, the Puerto Rican writer whose birth name was John Peter Thomas, died in his home on Monday, Oct. 17 at the age of 83 due to complications from pneumonia, according to The New York Times.

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"Zoetrope: All-Story" Highlights Up and Coming Latin American Authors
By Mariela Rosario | 03/27/2009 - 17:00

Ten up and coming Latin American authors under 40 have taken front and center in the latest issue of Francis Ford Coppola's accalimed literary journal Zoetrope: All-Story. Many of the authors are being published for the very first time in English thanks to the award winning filmmaker.

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25 Books Every Latina Should Read
By Mariela Rosario | 09/22/2008 - 16:51

In response to Esquire's list of 75 Books Every Person Should Read (which we found ludicrously tilted in favor of old, dead white dudes), we decided to compile a list of the best literature every Latina should check out. Although we focused on Latin American literature, there are also a few universal masterpieces that we were compelled to include.

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Exclusive: Junot Diaz Chats with Latina.Com
By Mariela Rosario | 03/18/2008 - 15:17

By Mariela Rosario

You've just won the National Book Critics Circle award, congratulations! Did you expect this kind of phenomenal response to The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao?

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Exclusive: Chilean Novelist Isabel Allende on Her New Tell-All Memoir
By Latina Staff | 02/22/2008 - 16:31

The Sum of Our Days, a sequel to Paula, recaps new episodes in the emotional lives of Allende’s colorful friends and family following the death of her daughter. First published in Spanish and already a best seller, those curious about the juicy details of the everyday life of the famous writer and an active member of her self-ascribed “clan” will be intrigued by Allende’s frankness. When her son Nico found out she was writing another non-fiction book he asked her why she was doing so.

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