Two Hispanic authors talk about their time away from the lands of their birth. Marie Arana, a native of Peru, is a publisher and journalist, as well as a member of the Academic Council of the US Library of Congress and the author of six books on different subjects which have been fed by her experience in Latin America, China and the United States. The Bolivian author Rodrigo Hasbún is on the Bogotá39-2007 list and is the author of four short story collections and two novels. He lived in Chile, did postgraduate studies in Barcelona and a doctorate at Cornell University in the United States. They talk to the BBC journalist Liliet Heredero.