Archive for the ‘Memoir’ Category

Glenna Luschei to continue work on her memoir over Thanksgiving 2016

Glenna Luschei

Glenna Luschei

Glenna Luschei, the U.S. author and editor and a Vice-President of Interlitq, is to continue work on her memoir over Thanksgiving 2016.

New work by Diran Adebayo to be published in Interlitq´s “English Writers 3” feature

Diran Adebayo

Diran Adebayo

New work by Diran Adebayo will be published in Interlitq´s “English Writers 3” feature scheduled for publication March 15, 2016.

Work by the following authors will be published in Interlitq´s forthcoming “English Writers 3” feature

The Guest Artist will be the Venezuelan artist Lara Alcantara-Lansberg.

Read Interlitq`s “English Writers 1” feature.

Read  Interlitq`s “English Writers 2” feature.

“Les grands romans viennent du coeur”: François Mauriac


“Les grands romans viennent du coeur.”

Mémoires Intérieurs

François Mauriac

Video: Ernest Hemingway’s ode to Paris sells out


Since the attacks in Paris last Friday, one book has been selling out in bookshops across the city: Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast.

The author’s account of living in Paris in his youth is seen as a love letter to the city, its cafes and bars, and the Parisian way of life.

In French its title is translated as “Paris est une fête”, or “Paris is a party”.

The book has been left at memorial sites, as a symbol of defiance; publishers have ordered it to be reprinted after Paris bookshops ran out of copies.

As young Parisians returned to the cafes and bars of the city a week after the attacks, the BBC’s Howard Johnson asked them to share some of Hemingway’s reflections on Paris.

Event: “An Evening with Richard Blanco”, to be held at the Americas Society in NYC on Friday, October 30, 2015 at 7pm

Richard Blanco

Richard Blanco

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Event: “An Evening with Richard Blanco”, to be held at the Americas Society (of which Interlitq is a Collaborating Institution) in NYC on Friday, October 30, 2015 at 7pm.

Admission: Free for Americas Society Members; $10 for non-members. Not yet an AS member? Join now!

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Celebrated Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco will discuss his critically acclaimed memoir, The Prince of Los Cocuyos (Ecco Press). Blanco was the youngest poet ever to read at a presidential inauguration when he read for President Obama in January 2013, as well as the first Latino, the first immigrant, and the first openly gay poet to be awarded that commission. With the Cuban Cultural Center of New York and Ecco Press.

This event will be held in English.

Event Information: Department of Literature | | 212-277-8353
Press Inquiries: Adriana La Rotta | | 212-277-8384

Richard Blanco (b. 1968, Madrid) emigrated from Spain as an infant with his Cuban-exile family to Miami, where he was raised and educated. An accomplished author, engineer, and educator, Blanco is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow and has received honorary doctorates from prestigious institutions. In 2013, Blanco was chosen as the fifth inaugural poet of the United States, becoming the youngest, first Latino and first gay writer to hold the honor. His prize-winning books of poems and prose include City of a Hundred Fires (1997), Directions to the Beach of the Dead (2005), Looking for the Gulf Motel (2012), For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey (2013), andThe Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood (2014). Blanco was most recently honored as featured speaker at the historic reopening of the U.S. embassy in Havana on August 14, 2015, where he read ‘Matters of the Sea,’ a poem written for the occasion. For more information about the poet, visit

Praise for The Prince of Los Cocuyos
“In this vibrant memoir, . . . Richard Blanco tenderly, exhilaratingly chronicles his Miami childhood . . . as well as his quest to find his artistic voice and the courage to accept himself as a gay man.”—O, The Oprah Magazine

“. . . equal parts touching, heart-ache-inducing, and laugh-out-loud funny.”—The Daily Beast

“A warm, emotionally intimate memoir.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Blanco has a natural, unforced style that allows his characters’ vibrancy and humor to shine through.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Filled with colorful characters, often poignant and sometimes melancholy, Blanco’s episodic memoir is a meditation on belonging, on self-acceptance, and on his family’s almost mystical connection to Cuba.”—Booklist