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Local comic book artist staging first ever Texas Latino Comic Con

The first annual Texas Latino Comic Con is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at the Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak St. in Dallas. By day, Hector Rodriguez is an unassuming fifth grade teacher at McKinney ISD. But by night, he has a whole other identity as an up-and-coming Latino comic book artist whose creation, El Peso Hero, has become an international sensation.

Westby graduates bring a taste of Spain to students

Before class of 2017 Westby Area High School graduates, Beta DeFlorian and Cody King, became alumni they put together a Spanish 4 class presentation they entitled “Fiesta De Los Ninos”.

David Llorente, has won the the Dashiell Hammett Black Novel Award with his work "Madrid: Frontera".

The novel tells about the deterioration of the Spanish society caused by the economic crisis. The prize is granted by the International Association of Black Novel Writers.The jury, composed of Juan Bolea, Paco Gómez Escribano, Miguel Barrero and Noemí Sabugal, ......

Get to know this week's List for the week 27 ending on July 9th, 2017

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 27 of 2017 (week ending 7/09/2017).

The Spanish publishing sector continues to rise

The sector registered a 2.7 percent increase, a figure slightly lower than the 2.8 of 2015
The publishing sector in Spain continues the upward trend it has been drawing since 2014. Publishing revenues increased 2.7 percent, slightly lower than in 2015 (2.8). Translated to economic figures, were 2,317.20 million euros.

Instituto Cervantes will herald the work of Miguel Hernández around the world

2017 will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the death of the writer.
The Cervantes Institute will broadcast the work of Miguel Hernández (1910-1942) through its centers spread all over the world and with a great central act in the Madrid headquarters, following the collaboration agreement signed today between this entity and the City of Orihuela (Alicante).

The creation of the Gabo Colombia Center for the research and promotion of Gabriel the works of Gabriel García Márquez has been made public

The mail goal of the new center, which will be based in Cartagena de Indias, will be the advancement of freedom of thought and creativity, as well as the commemoration and promotion of the Nobel winner’s legacy.

Aboard the «Tren Negro» (“Noir Train”), a literary feast comes to Gijón

La Semana Negra (“Noir Week”), the biggest outdoors literary festival in Europe, will be celebrated this year with the participation of authors such as Leonardo Padura and Petros Márkaris.

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