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Carlos Eire

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'Learning to Die In Miami' by Carlos Eire

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Life as a Footnote

Carlos Eire’s new memoir, Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy, explores life after leaving Cuba in the 1962 airlift that brought thousands of children stateside without their parents. Read

 

Radio Interview

Radio host and AARP VIVA Edito, Gabriela Zabalúa-Goddard, talked to Carlos Eire during an exclusive interview (in Spanish). Listen

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Award-Winning Books Teach Children

Each year the Pura Belpre awards celebrate outstanding literature for children created by Latino authors and illustrators. Read

Mario Vargas Llosa Wins Nobel Prize

At age 74, Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa wins the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature. Read

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Isabel Allende

Interview With Five Authors

Five of our favorite authors answer five questions about their lives as writers and readers. Read

A Hanbook to Luck a book by Cristina García

Interview With Cristina García

Read Cristina García's thoughts on her book A Handbook to Luck. Read

Escritor Dominicano Junot Díaz

The Life of Junot Díaz

Dominican American writer speaks of the challenges of his craft. Read

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