domingo, diciembre 22, 2013

Esmeralda Santiago recomienda leer para el 2014 Las Negras, de Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro




Agradecemos a la admirada escritora Esmeralda Santiago que su próxima lectura para 2014 será el libro 'las Negras' junto a otras dos obras de narradoras puertorriqueñas, Anuchka Ramos y Miranda Merced. Nos honra con esta recomendación. Incluyo el enlace:


What Are You Looking Forward to Reading in 2014?
We asked seventeen of our favorite writers. - See more at: http://centerforfiction.org/for-readers/book-recommendations/what-are-you-looking-forward-to-reading-in-2014-/#sthash.cXsufaYi.dpuf

Esmeralda Santiago

No Me Quieras by Anuchka Ramos Ruiz
Las Negras by Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro
The Girls From Corona Del Mar by Rufi ThorpeAlmarios En Alquiler by Miranda Merced


I live in two languages, English and Spanish. Two days ago I began Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch. By the beginning of 2014 I’ll be reading two Puerto Rican novelists recommended by a friend, an excellent reader, who loved the books so much, she sent them as gifts. Published in 2013, No Me Quieras, by Anuchka Ramos Ruiz and Las Negras by Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro, published in 2012, are under 150 pages each but explore weighty themes: identity and memory challenged by nostalgia. I’m also looking forward to Rufi Thorpe’s debut novel, The Girls From Corona Del Mar. Thorpe has a quirky blog that includes poems, cartoons, and essays on writing and life. Then back to Spanish for Miranda Merced’s short story collection, Alamrios En Alquiler, that I recently picked up in the last bookstore left in Old San Juan. The back and forth between languages gets confusing at times. I’ll be excited about a book then realize it’s not available in the language the friend I’m recommending it to can understand. For me, it’s an adventure to slide so easily from one language to the other. Within their pages, these books show me lives on all sides of my migrant experience. With them in my hands, I can celebrate without judgment, and always with gratitude.

Esmeralda Santiago is a bestselling novelist and memoirist whose books include the modern classic When I Was Puerto Rican and the epic novel Conquistadoras.

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"Odio los fluidos que se me salen del cuerpo cada veintiséis días." Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro (Guaynabo, 1970). Es novelista, cuentista y ensayista puertorriqueña. Fue elegida una de las escritoras latinoamericanas más importantes menores de 39 años del Bogotá39 convocado por la UNESCO, el Hay Festival y la Secretaría de Cultura de Bogotá por motivo de celebrar a Bogotá como Capital Mundial del libro 2007. Acaba de recibir Residency Grant Award 2011 del National Hispanic Cultural Center en Nuevo México. Es autora de los libros de cuentos, ‘Avalancha’ (2011), ‘Historias para morderte los labios’ (Finalista PEN Club 2010), y ‘Ojos de Luna’ (Segundo Premio Nacional 2008, Instituto de Literatura Puertorriqueña; Libro del Año 2007 Periódico El Nuevo Día), además de los libros de poesía ‘Medialengua’ (2010) y Perseidas (2011). Ha publicado las novelas ‘Los documentados’ (Finalista Premio PEN Club 2006) y Caparazones (2010, publicada en Puerto Rico y España).

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