Marie Arana





Marie Arana

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in Lima, Peru
September 15, 1949

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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.


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“Life is better when we imagine it”
Marie Arana

“Sometimes God knocks us back a bit to remind us we're not as big and mighty as we thing.”
Marie Arana, American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood

“In the long history of male and female relations all the way back to the Garden, I can't think of one in which a woman's anger ever won over a man.”
Marie Arana, Lima Nights

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