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One hundred activities to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of Juan Rulfo’s birth in Mexico

The one hundredth anniversary of any celebrated author’s birth does not come along too often for a country. For that reason, Mexico is pulling out all the stops for the centenary of Juan Rulfo (1917-1986) ...

Novels on WhatsApp: the latest means of promoting reading among youth

It’s only been on Google Play and the Apple App Store for a few weeks, but it hasn’t taken long for Hooked to figure prominently in app stores. And it’s done so in a big way, already making the Top 10 Free Apps list. Hooked is palpable proof that not only is the way we communicate changing, but also the way we read. It’s a matter of pure fiction for the “Snapchat Generation.”

The American Academy of the Spanish Language [ANLE] has created the Campoy-Ada Award

The Campoy-Ada Award has been created to honor the trajectory of two Latin authors who, throughout their career, have contributed with their work to strengthen the use of the Spanish Language in the United States.

The 39 Latin American writers under 40 who you cannot miss

“Pay attention to the following names: Valeria Luiselli, Samanta Schweblin, Frank Báez, Claudia Ulloa, Emiliano Monge, Juan Cárdenas, Mauro Javier Cárdenas, Giuseppe Caputo, Laia Jufresa, Cristian Romero, Liliana Colanzi, Felipe Restrepo Pombo.....

Instituto Cervantes's Upcoming Events at Harvard

For the second consecutive year, the Cervantes Institute at Harvard University organizes the symposium “Reshaping. Hispanic Cultures” and focuses on researchers who are beginning their professional career.

Has Spanish startup BTwinBooks finally cracked book bundling?

Will BTwinBooks's IoT technology triumph?. BTwinBooks promises a "seamless" digital and physical bundle solution for books. Using proprietary Internet of Things-based technology, the company assigns a unique ID to physical books which gives immediate access to associated digital content...

LA Unified dual-language classes for early learners tap into their elastic brains

Two Los Angeles Unified School District schools are serving as models for a planned expansion of the district's dual-language classes for transitional kindergarteners in the next school year that would take advantage of the pliable brains of young learners.

Hugh Thomas, Prodigious Author of Spanish History, Dies at 85

LONDON — Hugh Thomas, a British historian and associate of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher whose magisterial work chronicled great upheaval in the Hispanic world, from Spain’s imperial expansion to its civil war, died here on Sunday. He was 85.

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