Writer and publisher Esther Tusquets has died

Ms.Tusquets, director of Editorial Lumen, died in Barcelona at the age of 75.

Conaculta presents the Carlos Fuentes International Award for Literary Creation in the Spanish Language

The deadline to submit candidates is September 14, 2012. The winner will be announced November 11th.

Tintafresca latest author profiles, book reviews, are now available

In the latest issue, read about E.L. James ("Fifty Shades of Grey"), Lorraine Ladish ("Success Diaries") and George R.R. Martin ("Game of Thrones," "Clash of Kings"). The book review features “El cazador de sombras” and “Sobrepeso emocional” .

Las Cruces school program focuses in Spanish-speaking students

Las Cruces school district in New Mexico is helping students get ready for college with the implementation of a new dual-language program.

“Soldados de Salamina” is the featured movie in Días de Cine Reading Club for the next two weeks

The movie, based on Javier Cercas novel is featured at the Días de Cine Reading Club until August 5th. 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.

ARS's YouTube channel features more than 300 videos

The videos, organized by categories, feature interviews, book reviews and more.

Total book sales fell and unit sales rose in 2011

Publishers Weekly reports that in 2011 total book sales fell 2.5 percent and unit sales rose 3.4 percent with the discrepancy due to higher sales of lower-priced e-books.

“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 28

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 28 of 2012 (week ending 07/15/2012).

“Things that Dream: Contemporary Calligraphic Artists' Books” / “Cosas que sueñan: Libros de artistas caligráficos contemporáneos” exhibition catalog now on sale

The sixteen one-of-a-kind books of poetry by Pablo Neruda and Federico García Lorca are the fruit of a five-year collaboration between poet and model Mary Julia Klimenko, artist Manuel Neri, calligrapher Thomas Ingmire, and design binders Daniel E. Kelm, Kylin Lee, and fellow mechanics at the Wide Awake Garage.

The second issue of “PuntoEs” is now available

The digital magazine about the world of the Spanish language includes news, calendar of events, articles, interviews and much more.

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