C.M. Mayo's comments
about this magnificent and meticulously researched book, from
its presentation at Chapultepec Castle, February 12, 2013.]
December 15, 2012
Now a free ebook
Recollections of Maximilian
By "Marie de
la Fère." A rare English language handwritten manuscript,
circa 1910, from the Bancroft Library, University of California,
Berkeley. By permission of the Bancroft Library. Click on the
cover to download it now (Tip: if you're using an iPad, click
on "open in iBooks.")
The Spanish edition translated by Agustín Cadena is now
available on Kindle from Dancing
de una concienzuda y afortunada búsqueda en archivos públicos
y privados, Mayo logró reunir un caudal de información
notable de la que hace uso con bastante desenvoltura....No me
queda sino celebrar esta novela, que, comenzando lentamente,
termina subyugando por su notable narración."
Soler Frost, LETRAS LIBRES
Also now available on
Kindle from Dancing
is the award-winning long essay about a visit to Maximilian's
castle in Italy, "From Mexico to Miramar or, Across the
Lake of Oblivion" by C.M. Mayo, originally published in
the Massachusetts Review.
The Spanish translation of the novel will be presented in
Mexico's National Palacio, in the Biblioteca Oriz Mena, Thursday,
May 26 at 7 pm with Dr Javier Garciadiego, Carlos González
Manterola, Eduardo Turrent, and novelist Carlos Pascual.
February 18, 2011
Presentación de libro, El
último príncipe del Imperio Mexicano
5 de Mayo No. 80, esquina Altamirano, Centro Histórico
January 27, 2011
"PEN Writers Aloud: C.M.
Mayo and The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire" C.M.
Mayo reads from and discusses her novel based on the true story.
Recorded January 19,
2011 in the Biblioteca, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
November 15, 2010
by Mary J. Lohnes on "The Politics of Love"; by Margaret
Donsbach for Historicalnovels.info, and more.
post for Hist
Historical Fiction: The Curious Coincidences Concerning Senator
Claiborne Pell's Mansion on Prospect Street".
See also updates on Book
>>Now a podcast
September 15, 2010
at Latina Book Club
Ferrer's NYC-based blog, embracing Hispanic heritage. September
September 14, 2010
post at Maximilian
~ Carlota blog about September 15 of 1865.
translation by Mexican novelist and poet Agustin Cadena, El
último príncipe del Imperio Mexicano, will be published by
Grijalbo (Random House Mondadori) in Mexico.
August 6, 2010
Last Prince of the Mexican Empire and 2010, an article for Atención
in San Miguel de Allende, now on-line (written apropos of a reading
for PEN in February).
July 7, 2010
~ Carlota, my
new blog on the Second Empire / French Intervention: a resources
blog for researchers, both serious and armchair. Updated on Tuesdays.
A veces en español. Comments welcome.
June 21, 2010
and news about the translation, El
último príncipe del Imperio Mexicano.
A note about José
author of the memoir Maximiliano íntimo, added to bibliography
and the Maximilian page.
May 14. 2010
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May 5, 2010
Last Prince of the Mexican Empire
now available in paperback!
May 4, 2010
Calendario de Todos Santos interview with me by Michael Mercer posted. About
writing The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire, Miraculous
Air, and more.
April 29, 2010
of the upcoming May 5th publication date for the new paperback
edition of The
Last Prince of the Mexican Empire: a guestblog post for beatrice.com:
connects you to the 1860s?"
April 7, 2010
on the book
on the Maximilian page.
January 25, 2010
New interview with Bethanne Patrick,
The Book Studio, about the Washington DC story behind the story
of The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire.
January 25, 2010
on the book tour schedule:
March 19, 2010
Festival of the Book
Stories of Fact & Fiction:
with C.M. Mayo (The
Last Prince of the Mexican Empire): Lenore Hart (Nevermore); A.
Roger Ekirch (Birthright); modertaor: Larry Baker.
Central JMRL Library, 201 E. Market St, Charlottesville VA. Full
details about this event here.
January 1, 2010
CD of C.M. Mayo's award-winning essay, "From Mexico
to Miramar or, Across the Lake of Oblivion" -- about a journey to
Maximilian's castle in Trieste, is now available for purchase
November 19, 2009
Prince of the Mexican Empire selected as one of Library
Journal's Best Books 2009.
upon a time, there was a little half-American boy who briefly
became heir to the Mexican throneuntil his distraught parents
sued the doomed Emperor Maximilian for his return. As in the
best historical fiction, Mayo's sparkling first novel transforms
a forgotten historical footnote into a spellbinding, heartbreaking
tale filled with drama and fascinating characters."
The Last Prince
of the Mexican Empire
packs a wallop. It is a fascinating historical account delivered
in such sweeping, compelling prose as to ring more like literature
than factand, fundamentally, one could say that its
both; it proves false that old Dorothy Parker adage about historical
novels being neither novels nor history. This is an extensively
researched and brilliantly organized book, combining geopolitics,
international finance, military strategy, and, alas, the eternal
struggle of a family, a child, and the human heart in the midst
of it all... Mayo, who has lived in Mexico for many years and
has written extensively about its history and culture, is the
author of a travel memoir about Baja California, among other
works. Her literary style is seasoned, intelligent, and wonderfully
Novas, Multicultural Review
Mayo and The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire will participate
in the Virginia
Festival of the Book
in March 2010.
November 10, 2009
New reviews for The
Last Prince of the Mexican Empire.
November 6, 2009
New events and reviews; the Reader's Guide now with photos and
October 11, 2009
Mass: National Book Critics Circle
Small Press Spotlight: An Interview with C.M. Mayo by Rigoberto
October 9, 2009
Note new time for October 18th event at the Historical
Society of Washington DC: 2:30 pm.
New interviews, including BookCast.
Several new events this fall, including
Fall for the Book Festival in Virginia, the Historical Society
of Washington DC, the Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas, and
the Feria Internacional del Libro in Guadalajara.
August 31, 2009
New review by Rigoberto Gonzalez of The Last Prince of
the Mexican Empire in The El Paso
The complete Library of Congress
lecture is now on-line here.
August 27, 2009
for the Book Festival (George Mason University): David Heath
interviews C.M. Mayo about
The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire and the story behind
the story of Mexico's half-American prince. September 2009. Read
this and more interviews here.
August 7, 2009
posted (originally published in largehearted boy blog): music
to accompany the novel.
C.M. Mayo to present the novel at La Sombra del Sabino in Tepoztlan,
Morelos, Mexico, September 6th. For details, visit please the events page.
July 3, 2009
Write On! Online Debra
Eckerling interviews C.M. Mayo about The Last Prince of the
Mexican Empire and the writing process.
Re: book presentation at the Mexican Consulate in Houston:
Read Rose Mary Salum's blog post about the event here.
And mine (at Madam Mayo blog) here.
June 30, 2009
Last Prince of the Mexican Empire
selected as Indie
Bound Notable Book for June 2009.
Updates on the Rosedale
New reviews: Mexico
June 8, 2009
Read C.M. Mayo's guest-blog post for bookreporter.com "A
Book Group Meeting Menu"
"...a swashbuckling, riotous good time, befitting the fairy-tale
promise of the opening sentence..." Read
the rest of review in the Austin American-Statesman
Click on the butterfly to view the trailer by Julia Sussner.
Prince of the Mexican Empire will be published by Unbridled Books on
available! Click here to buy your copy.
Coast-to-coast book tour with stops
at the Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington DC; the Writers
Center (Bethesda MD); Books, Inc (Palo Alto CA),Mrs Dalloway's
(Berkeley CA); Book Passages (Corte Madera CA); Vroman's (Pasadena
CA); Book Works (Del Mar CA); The Twig (San Antonio TX); Book
People (Austin TX); Blue Willow Bookshop (Houston TX) and many
here for the current schedule.