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Gabriel García Márquez Dies At 87

HuffPost/AP | Posted 04.20.2014 | Latino Voices

Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez has died at age 87. García Márquez had been recently hospitalized for infections in his lungs and urinar...

LOOK: Words To Live By From Gabriel García Márquez

Posted 03.06.2014 | Latino Voices

Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez has imparted many words of wisdom upon his readers throughout his career -- and what better way to celebrate...

The Goldfinch and the Art of Reading

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 03.24.2014 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

Ah! The joys and tribulations of being surrounded by stacks of books at my bedside, my husband's bedside, books tucked into every available nook and cranny, piled high on every tabletop and stacked double on every shelf, making it impossible to navigate around safely.

The Magical Colors of Cartagena de Indias

Mark Sissons | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
Mark Sissons

Radiating from the square, the labyrinthine streets and alleyways of the Old City are lined with resuscitated colonial era mansions, their walls and wooden balconies painted pastel shades of sky blue, lemon yellow, lime green and burgundy.

8 Amazing Latino Authors

VOXXI | Veronique de Miguel | Posted 06.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Latinos and writing are a couple made in heaven. Our passion and heritage provide for fantastic literary universes once and again recognized worldwide...

On Defending Myself Against Fame

Alena Dillon | Posted 04.18.2013 | Books
Alena Dillon

I am a writer with more than one publication that tens of people have seen and maybe even enjoyed, so perhaps it is important to construct a defense strategy against the onslaught of fame that is sure to be riding a tsunami-sized wave this way. I must brace myself.

9 Required High School Reads that Ended Up My All-Time Favorites

Karielle Stephanie Gam | Posted 01.30.2013 | Teen
Karielle Stephanie Gam

These 9 fabulous books are my ALL-TIME favorites, meaning they mingle with the brilliance of Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, and are currently up in my mental "to read... again and again and again" bookshelf.

Authors Amid the Rock Bands on YouTube

Dave Astor | Posted 11.07.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Some people (like me!) are so busy reading books that they don't bother much with moving-image media such as films and TV. But what about watching YouTube videos relating to ... authors!

The Appeal of Fiction Juxtaposition

Dave Astor | Posted 10.09.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Most of us have a certain routine, so it's exciting to pick up a book and end up in another time, place, and situation. To make this experience even more intense, I often try to follow a novel I just read with one that's very different.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez May Never Write Again

Posted 07.12.2012 | Latino Voices

Gabriel Garcia Marquez's brother, Jaime Garcia Marquez, confirmed last week that the legendary author is in fact suffering from senile dementia. Durin...

Know These Books

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 08.19.2012 | Books
Nick Kolakowski

Lists are arbitrary. No formula can rank James Joyce over Vladimir Nabokov, or Edith Wharton over Jane Austen. The intellectual knows it's most important to try and read all those great novels.

The Year of Reading Communally

Dave Astor | Posted 08.15.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

My first "HuffPost Books" piece was posted a year ago this month, and I'd like to use that trivial anniversary to thank commenters for introducing me to many authors and novels I had never read before.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Health Concerns Increase

The Huffington Post | Laura Steiner | Posted 06.14.2012 | Latino Voices

"Cien años de soledad" ("One Hundred Years Of Solitude") took us to beautifully imaginary places where extraordinary things happened. In a tangled se...

PHOTOS: Carlos Fuentes Dies, Friends And Admirers React

Posted 05.15.2012 | Latino Voices

Carlos Fuentes died Tuesday at the age of 83 in Mexico City. Alongside other Spanish-speaking authors, like Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mario Vargas Ll...

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Death Rumor Circulates On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Cristina Costantini | Posted 05.15.2012 | Latino Voices

According to many Twitter users, the famous Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez died on Monday, May 14th, 2012. But according to Colombian news ...

Are Novels Better With Large Casts or Small Casts?

Dave Astor | Posted 07.02.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

For a book with "Solitude" in its title, it sure has lots of characters! After recently reading One Hundred Years of Solitude, I've been thinking about whether novels are better with large casts or small casts.

Where Do Writers Get Their Ideas From? An Interview with Celia Blue Johnson

Brian Gresko | Posted 06.30.2012 | Books
Brian Gresko

In short, pithy essays, Celia Blue Johnson recounts how the simplest moments -- a trip, an odd job -- inspired some of the most beloved classics of Western literature. I talked with her to hear more about these fascinating accounts.

Happy Birthday Gabriel Garcia Marquez!

The Huffington Post | Laura Steiner | Posted 03.07.2012 | Latino Voices

Gerald Martin's task of chronicling Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez’s life wasn't easy. Despite being a public figure, the most re...

Q&A With Nicole Krauss, Author of Great House and The History of Love

Elana Estrin | Posted 11.15.2011 | Books
Elana Estrin

While studying art history in graduate school, novelist Nicole Krauss spent hours in the library researching Rembrandt, only to find that she preferred imagining the details of his life instead.

A Catalog Of Dirty Words Used In "The New Yorker"

The Awl | Elon Green @ 1:30 Pm | Posted 07.31.2011 | Books

Famous story, here recounted by The Daily News: Harold Brodkey used to tell the tale of how legendary New Yorker magazine editor William Shawn hand...

10 Best Short Stories Of All Time

flavorwire.com | Posted 07.27.2011 | Books

As a fitting finale to National Short Story Month, we asked the talented crew over at One Story to name their ten favorite epigrammatic tales. Tanya R...

HuffPost Readers' Picks: Best First Sentences In Books

Posted 07.26.2011 | Books

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortun...

How Much Did Publisher Pay To Print First Authorized Marquez Novel In China?

guardian.co.uk | Alison Flood | Posted 06.29.2011 | Books

A Chinese publisher is set to bring out the first ever authorised edition of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude in Chinese, after ...

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dramatization: Should You See It?

washingtonpost.com | Celia Wren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Oranges ripen with diamonds at their centers. Glass turns blue when touched by a lovesick youth. In the wake of a mistreated girl, a metal-robed angel...

Literary Fisticuffs! Flying Fists And Zinging Words: Nobody Fights Like An Angry Writer (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Stereotypically, artists are stormy, temperamental, and moody. These literary figures feed the stereotype with their classic feuds. We asked readers...