The Tico Times’ second book pays homage to Costa Rican life and language
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The Tico Times’ second book pays homage to Costa Rican life and language

Jill Replogle - December 5, 2016

The Tico Times Publications Group is pleased to announce that its second book, “Love in Translation: Letters to my Costa Rican Daughter,” is now available worldwide. The…

San Lucas: Here’s one prison in Costa Rica you might actually want to visit
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San Lucas: Here’s one prison in Costa Rica you might actually want to visit

Amanda Zúñiga - October 7, 2016

In Costa Rica it’s best to avoid going to prison — except in this case. San Lucas Island in the Gulf of Nicoya was once home to…

In love with language: An interview with U.S. poet Mary Jo Bang
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In love with language: An interview with U.S. poet Mary Jo Bang

Katherine Stanley - September 5, 2016

For a book-lover who sometimes feels a bit constrained by the shrink-wrapped volumes in many of Costa Rica’s bookstores, the International Book Fair is unquestionably Christmas Day. For…

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From our archives: José León Sánchez on prison, the media and writing

María Gabriela Díaz - September 2, 2016

As a theatrical adaptation of “La Isla de los Hombres Solos” (“The Lonely Men’s Island”) premieres onstage at Teatro Espressivo this week, The Tico Times celebrates this classic…

Robert Isenberg’s funny, moving ‘Green Season’ debuts
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Books
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Robert Isenberg’s funny, moving ‘Green Season’ debuts

Karl Kahler - September 28, 2015

When I went to my first Tico Times party, I had one question: “Who is this guy Robert Isenberg?” One of my new co-workers pointed out an orange-haired…

What not to miss at this year’s International Book Fair
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What not to miss at this year’s International Book Fair

Amanda Zúñiga - September 19, 2015

The International Book Fair of Costa Rica, which kicked off yesterday, has joined forces with the International Book Fair of Central America: get ready for an even broader…

Book exchange to ‘liberate’ paperbacks in Cariari
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Book exchange to ‘liberate’ paperbacks in Cariari

Robert Isenberg - June 20, 2015

Ebooks and podcasts may be taking over the world, but there’s one thing a paperback still does best: get passed around. There’s nothing like sharing a good…

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Sea Shepherd publishes vegan cookbook

Robert Isenberg - May 28, 2015

To describe the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as “controversial” is like calling whaling “unpleasant.” But that’s to be expected, when you routinely use guerilla warfare to sabotage…

‘Cocorí,’ a racism debate, and a brief history of controversial children’s lit
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‘Cocorí,’ a racism debate, and a brief history of controversial children’s lit

Robert Isenberg - May 6, 2015

Not long ago, legislator Epsy Campbell Barr took issue with one of the most famous works in Costa Rican literature, “Cocorí.” Written in 1947 by Joaquín Gutiérrez,…

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Free ebook anthologizes 25 Tico travel stories

Robert Isenberg - April 29, 2015

[caption id="attachment_62821" align="alignright" width="400"] Courtesy of Ernesto Adduci[/caption] Writers often have “aha” moments, when a great idea springs from seemingly nowhere. Marcel Proust once smelled a sponge…