Ewan McGregor is featured in ARS's 'Amigos del Español section this month

The Scottish actor Ewan McGregor plays a real life father on vacation in the movie “The Impossible,” filmed between Thailand and Spain. After this experience he confesses that, even though he did not learn the language, he would love to shoot a movie in Spanish.

Días de Cine features 'La lengua de las mariposas' for the next two weeks

The movie, based on Manuel Rivas' story is featured at the Días de Cine Reading Club until November 25th. This initiative is sponsored by the America Reads Spanish program and the American Library Association to promote literature and the Spanish language in American libraries and universities.

This week's cultural events at KJCC in New York

Mexican writer Benito Taibo will present his first novel, “Persona Normal,” and Spanish poet and translator Luis Muñoz will read selections of his latest work.

Grupo Anaya's December releases are now available

The December catalog also features the section “Un libro, un regalo” (A book, a gift) with presents ideas for all age groups.

Washington Post highlights ARS' award to D.C. librarian

Recently, Elissa Miller won the America Reads Spanish's Librarian of the Year award. The prestigious newspaper reported Miller's accomplishment in its “D.C. News in Brief” section.

“Cincuenta Sombras de Grey / Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James and published by Vintage Books is #1 best selling title in Spanish in the US for week 44

Nielsen BookScan, part of the Nielsen Company (US) LLC, and America Reads Spanish (ARS) present the free, weekly list of the Spanish bestseller titles in the US Market for week 44 of 2012 (week ending 11/04/2012).

Two Latina mothers tell why bilingual is better

Southern California Public Radio's Leslie Berestein Rojas interviewed the coauthors of "Bilingual is Better," Roxana A. Soto and Ana L. Flores. They both are also the two bloggers behind “Spanglish Baby,” a site for parents who are trying to raise bilingual children.

Rosana Ubanell: 'The strongest recollection is not memory, but feeling'

After the success of "Volver a morir" (Dead Again, 2011), the novel with the first-ever Hispanic detective as a protagonist, now being made into a TV series, writer Rosana Ubanell is back with a totally different novel, "Perdido en tu piel" (Lost in Your Skin), a suspense romance with erotic overtones. ARS had the opportunity to talk to the author.

Santiago de Chile is celebrating its International Book Fair-2012

With Ecuador as a guest of honor, as well as the Ecuadorian president as author and a representative of Amazon, among others, the Santiago’s International Book Fair-2012 will end November 11th.

Author Javier Cercas to speak in New York and Chicago

One of Spain's most translated contemporary writers will participate in several lectures and discuss his latest books in the two cities at the end of the month.

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