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Radio station rediscovers Spanish Cultural Center in Miami

WLRN, Miami's public radio station, ran a piece on the CCE Miami (Centro Cultural Español Miami). Located in the downtown area, the center offers diverse cultural events, including literature, music and theater, like their innovative Microtheater, “small” plays of about 15 minutes, set up in the back courtyard for only about 15 spectators.

'Cuernos de mujer' is featured at Días de Cine Reading for the next two weeks

The movie, based on Carmen Rico Godoy's book, will be available at Días de Cine Reading Club until June 23rd, 2013. 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.

Mexico commits to digital publishing push

Amazon has branched out across the world, but it is not open for business in Mexico because of a lack of internet access. With apopulation of 115 million, it is the largest single Spanish-speaking market in the world. Yet eMarketer estimates that internet adoption hit just 40.5% in Mexico in 2012, Publishing Perspectives report.

Antonio Muñoz Molina wins Asturias prize

Spanish novelist Antonio Muñoz Molina was named Wednesday as this year's recipient of Spain's Prince of Asturias Award for Literature. The 57-year-old writer and former director of the Cervantes Institute in New York was honored for "the depth and brilliance with which he has narrated relevant fragments of his country's history, crucial episodes of the contemporary world and meaningful aspects of his personal experience," the jury said, and EFE reports.

'Inferno: Spanish Edition' published by Vintage Books is #1 best selling title in Spanish in the US for week 22

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 22 of 2013 (week ending 6/2/2013).

Montana school to launch the state's first Spanish immersion program

40 students at Paxson Elementary will pioneer a Spanish immersion program that is being launched by Missoula County Public Schools. The students, kindergartners and first-graders, will be the first public school students in all of Montana to experience a dual language immersion program, the Billings Gazette reports.

Santillana releases worldwide award-winning self-help book in Spanish

“Vive la vida que amas”, the award-winning self-help book by life and relationship coach Paula Renaye, has been translated to Spanish and released by Santillana Publishing Company under the Alamah imprint.

Spanish publishers exhibited with great success at Book Expo America

Publishing houses from Spain were present at Book Expo America under the umbrella of ICEX España, Exportación e Inversiones, and America Reads Spanish. The trade show took place in New York last week, from May 30th through June 1st.

June cultural events in New York includes literature, film and music

Spain Culture New York presents “Velázquez, The Dark Psychology Of The Spanish Baroque” and “Celebrating Federico García Lorca”, both on June 4th; and “Federico García Lorca: Poetry In Drawing”, June 12th, among other events schedule for this month.

Madrid Book Fair has a strong start

Thousands of people visit the 72 edition of the fair, that started this weekend and will end June 16th. Among the authors present this year are Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Javier Sierra, Almudena Grandes and Carmen Posadas, reports El Mundo.

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