Julia Alvarez discusses her radically different novel, 'Afterlife' (and defends 'American Dirt')

Julia Alvarez's "Afterlife" is her first novel for adults in 15 years. She talks about loss, fragmentation and "American Dirt." Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-04-02 22:24:09 UTC ]
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An Afternoon with Julia Alvarez on Afterlife

Join us online as Books & Books’ Mitchell Kaplan sits down with Julia Alvarez, the internationally bestselling author of In The Time of the Butterflies and How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents to discuss her first adult novel in fifteen years, Afterlife. We welcome you to engage and ask... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-26 14:48:32 UTC ]
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In Julia Alvarez’s ‘Afterlife,’ a widow faces a moral quandary

A Dominican American woman’s conundrums echo our national conversation about migrant communities. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-04-08 14:57:00 UTC ]
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Roxane Gay, Myriam Gurba and others discuss the publishing 'crisis' after 'American Dirt'

Inside a packed room in Culver City on Thursday, Myriam Gurba, Roxane Gay and other writers of color talked about "American Dirt," Macmillan and the "crisis" in U.S. publishing. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-02-07 21:39:43 UTC ]
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Oprah Winfrey promises a 'deeper' discussion of 'American Dirt' amid controversy

Oprah Winfrey is finally addressing the controversy surrounding her latest book club pick, "American Dirt," and promising to take its critics seriously. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-01-27 23:16:21 UTC ]
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Publishers defend American Dirt as claims of cultural appropriation grow

Jeanine Cummins’s novel, acclaimed by Oprah Winfrey, Stephen King and others, also faces scathing criticism from Latinx writersJeanine Cummins’s British publisher, Headline, is standing shoulder to shoulder with the American press that published her divisive thriller, declaring that it is proud... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-01-24 14:53:36 UTC ]
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Words with Fangs: Finding Myself in Julia Alvarez’s How the García Girls Lost Their Accents

I’ve had the grand pleasure of meeting Julia Alvarez twice. The first meeting was figurative: I met her through her writing. I was in middle school, searching for a silent reading book in my classroom library. There, on the shelf of books that seemed less shelf than treasure chest, was a novel... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-12-14 09:49:59 UTC ]
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A debut novel about migration, family and survival is everything 'American Dirt' wasn't

"Of Women and Salt," tracking generations of Latinas, comes out of Gabriela Garcia's family story, life experience and advocacy for migrants. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-03-23 19:20:30 UTC ]
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Before 'American Dirt,' a history of Oprah's Book Club controversies

Oprah Winfrey first launched Oprah's Book Club on Sept. 16, 1996, 10 years into "The Oprah Winfrey Show," one of the highest-rated daytime talk shows in television history. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-03-10 14:00:38 UTC ]
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Oprah’s Book Club Drops My Dark Vanessa, Keeps American Dirt

After holding a forum to discuss one contentious novel, Winfrey said she did not want to wade into literary controversy again. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2020-03-06 21:49:29 UTC ]
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Oprah refused to cancel her ‘American Dirt’ show — and reminded us what civil discourse looks like

The conversation with the novel’s author, along with three Latina writers and publishing representatives, was smart, empathetic and illuminating. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-03-06 17:35:42 UTC ]
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Oprah and Jeanine Cummins’ American Dirt interview will air tomorrow on Apple TV+.

The debate around Jeanine Cummins’ controversial novel American Dirt will continue on March 6th when a new episode of Oprah’s Book Club airs at midnight (ET) on Apple TV+. The two-part episode centers on the Oprah Book Club selection that stirred one of the most vociferous discussions about race... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-05 17:53:35 UTC ]
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Oprah Interview with 'American Dirt' Author Airs March 6 at Midnight

Oprah Winfrey's interview with Jeanine Cummins, the embattled author or 'American Dirt,' which was criticized by Latinx activists for containing stereotypical depictions of Mexican immigrants, will air on March 6 at midnight. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-05 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Julia Alvarez and the Female Book of Job

The National Medal of Arts recipient reflects on the immigration crisis in Afterlife, her first novel for adults in almost 15 years. The post Julia Alvarez and the Female Book of Job appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

[ The Millions | 2020-02-20 11:00:47 UTC ]
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On #DignidadLiteraria and American Dirt, Old and New

Below is a collection of articles that respond to American Dirt, consider the injustices of the publishing industry’s Big Five, and highlight books by Chicanx and Latinx writers. ¤ A reading list assembled from these articles: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo Heart Like a Window, Mouth Like a... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-02-14 19:23:11 UTC ]
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#DignidadLiteraria invites Oprah 'on a mission to repair' after 'American Dirt' fracas

Critics of "American Dirt" invited Oprah Winfrey on Wednesday to discuss "#DignidadLiteraria and other Latinx groups and the publishing industry that has systematically erased us." Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-02-13 04:43:13 UTC ]
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How 'American Dirt' controversy could change publishing industry

The "American Dirt" uproar is prompting the book industry to review, reenforce, and revamp plans to become more diverse and inclusive. The publishing industry is predominantly run by white women, according to a new study. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-02-12 17:29:22 UTC ]
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How 'American Dirt' controversy could change publishing industry

The "American Dirt" uproar is prompting the book industry to review, reenforce, and revamp plans to become more diverse and inclusive. The publishing industry is predominantly run by white women, according to a new study. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-02-12 17:29:22 UTC ]
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Before “American Dirt,” There Was “The Korean Angela’s Ashes”

THE CONTRETEMPS OVER Jeanine Cummins’s American Dirt revolves around a narrative of a publishing industry eager for blockbusters, white authors who inhabit the stories of marginalized people, and embarrassment when the multiple flaws and tone-deaf passages of the hyped-up book are exposed.... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-02-05 18:00:58 UTC ]
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‘American Dirt’: Who gets to tell your story?

The publisher of Jeanine Cummins’ novel “American Dirt” canceled her book tour Wednesday, saying she has received death threats. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-01-30 19:02:00 UTC ]
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