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…

Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica
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Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - September 2, 2016

The International Book Fair kicks off tomorrow at the Antigua Aduana in east-central San José. Visit just to stroll through the aisles and browse titles from publishing…

The elegance of Quince Duncan: a chat with the celebrated writer
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The elegance of Quince Duncan: a chat with the celebrated writer

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - August 29, 2016

About six years ago, when I was a just novice getting my feet wet in research about slavery in colonial Costa Rica, I managed to get an…

Isabel Allende: ‘I love my dog unconditionally, but never the man I’m sleeping with’
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Isabel Allende: ‘I love my dog unconditionally, but never the man I’m sleeping with’

Lisa Bonos | The Washington Post - January 16, 2016

Novelist Isabel Allende is 73 years old and newly single. Allende — author of "The House of the Spirits" and 20 other books that often explore love, family…

John Ross and the responsibility of being a ‘rebel reporter’
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John Ross and the responsibility of being a ‘rebel reporter’

David Boddiger - December 18, 2015

Anyone who’s done a lot of journalism work in Latin America in the past 30 years has likely bumped into the late John Ross at some point.…

‘Green Season’ book excerpt: Day of the Devils
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‘Green Season’ book excerpt: Day of the Devils

The Tico Times - December 6, 2015

The bull wagged its head side to side. Its feet dragged in the dirt. Men yelled and chanted. They jumped up and down. They thrust their pelvises.…

‘Green Season’ book excerpt: Moving Pictures
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‘Green Season’ book excerpt: Moving Pictures

The Tico Times - November 29, 2015

“Try this one on,” said the energetic young costumer. She handed me an earth-toned blazer. I slipped my arms through the sleeves and was relieved that it…

‘Green Season’ book excerpt: Who Watches the Guachimán?
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Arts and Culture
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‘Green Season’ book excerpt: Who Watches the Guachimán?

The Tico Times - November 22, 2015

Santos isn’t exactly a guachimán. He’s more like a security guard, although he serves roughly the same purpose. Santos is charmingly overweight, with a cherubic face and…

‘Green Season’ book excerpt: Car Trouble
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‘Green Season’ book excerpt: Car Trouble

The Tico Times - November 15, 2015

The cab dropped us off at a gas station. The asphalt glowed in the early morning sun. Kylan and I glanced at each other. Where are we?…

Tom Petty was a heroin addict in the ’90s. Here’s why he’s finally talking about it
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Tom Petty was a heroin addict in the ’90s. Here’s why he’s finally talking about it

Geoff Edgers | The Washington Post - October 7, 2015

The idea for a new unauthorized Tom Petty biography came from a surprising source: Tom Petty. "He didn't want it to be authorized because he felt like…