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Marie Arana (born 1949) is an editor and author.

She was born in Peru, moved to the United States at the age of 9, did her B.A. in Russian at Northwestern University, her M.A. in linguistics at Hong Kong University, a certificate of scholarship at Yale University in China, and began her career in book publishing, where she was vice president and senior editor at Harcourt Brace and Simon & Schuster. For more than a decade she was the editor in chief of "Book World", the book review section of The Washington Post. Currently, she is a Writer at Large for The Washington Post. She is married to Jonathan Yardley, the Post's chief book critic, and has two children, Lalo Walsh and Adam Ward.

Marie Arana is the author of a memoir about a bicultural childhood "American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood" (finalist for the 2001 National Book Award as well as the PEN/Memoir Award); editor of a collection of Washington Post essays about the writer's craft, "The Writing Life" (2002); and the author of "Cellophane" (a satirical novel set in the Peruvian Amazon, published in 2006, and a finalist for the John Sargent Prize). Her most recent novel, published in January 2009, is "Lima Nights." She has written the introductions for many books, among them a National Geographic book of aerial photographs of South America, "Through the Eyes of the Condor."

Arana has served on the board of directors of the National Book Critics Circle and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. For many years, she has directed literary events for the Americartes Festivals at the Kennedy Center. She has been a judge for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award as well as for the National Book Critics Circle. Her commentary has been published in USA Today, Civilization, Smithsonian magazine, The National Geographic, and numerous other literary publications throughout the Americas.

Arana was an Invited Research Scholar at Brown University in 2008-2009 .

In April 2009, Arana was named John W. Kluge Distinguished Scholar at the Library of Congress through 2010. In September 2009, she was elected to the Scholars' Council of the Library of Congress.

In October 2009, Arana received the Alumnae Award of the Year at Northwestern University.

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Total Books: 11
Bolivar American Liberator
2014 - Bolivar American Liberator (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781439110201
ISBN-10: 1439110204
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History

2013 - Bolivar (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780297870265
ISBN-10: 0297870262
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Politics & Social Sciences

Bolivar American Liberator
2013 - Bolivar American Liberator (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781439110195
ISBN-10: 1439110190
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History

Lima Nights
2010 - Lima Nights (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385342599
ISBN-10: 0385342594
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance

Lima Nights
2008 - Lima Nights (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780385342582
ISBN-10: 0385342586
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.7/5 Stars.

2007 - Cellophane (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385336659
ISBN-10: 0385336659
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

2006 - Cellophane (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780385336642
ISBN-10: 0385336640
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.

American Chica
2003 - American Chica (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781400001996
ISBN-10: 1400001994
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Catálogo de libros en español
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

American Chica  Two Worlds One Childhood
2002 - American Chica Two Worlds One Childhood (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385319638
ISBN-10: 0385319630
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

American Chica  Two Worlds One Childhood
2001 - American Chica Two Worlds One Childhood (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780385319621
ISBN-10: 0385319622
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.