Helen Hazen

Helen Hazen was a librarian at the University of Iowa Libraries before moving to Arequipa, Peru, where she is now curator of Early Printed Books at the Convento de la Recoleta. She is the author of Endless Rapture: Rape, Romance, and the Female Imagination.

Antiquarian Dreams

Sometimes it’s okay to judge history by its cover

by Helen Hazen | Tuesday, September 05, 2017

The Cloistered Books of Peru

A convent in the Andes is home to a treasure trove of rare, and possibly unique, early volumes

by Helen Hazen | Monday, March 06, 2017

Endless Rewriting

When a novice writer received a letter from Jacques Barzun, asking her to write a book, how could she have known what she was in for?

by Helen Hazen | Friday, March 01, 2013