11/24 – 12/02: Guadalajara International Book Fair

These days the most important book fair for Spanish-speaking literature takes place in Guadalajara, Mexico. Its English-speaking website is here. Spain’s daily El País has got a special section dedicated to the fair.

The newspaper described that the opening ceremony last Saturday concentrated on the late Carlos Fuentes,  a Mexican writer who died in May,  and who was one of the central figures of the “Boom” of Latin-American literature in the 1960s, and on the guest of honor to the fair, Chile.

According to El País, until December 2, 17,000 professionals of the publishing sector will visit the fair, 2,000 publishing houses will be represented, 500 writers will come, and a total of 400 cultural events will be held.

 

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