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Italy’s Claudio Magris Wins 2014 $150,000 FIL Prize

Claudio Magris

Italian writer Claudio Magris (b. 1939) has been awarded the 2014 Prize in Romance Languages by the Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL).

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Get Ready for the Guadalajara International Book Fair

Entrance to the Guadalajara Book Fair 2012 (Photo: FIL Guadalajara / Natalia Fregoso)

Guadalajara is the largest Spanish-language book fair in the world. About 20,000 professionals attend as well as 750,000 members of the general public.

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Guadalajara Book Fair to Honor Argentine Literary Greats

Luisa Valenzuela will be part of the Argentine delegation presented at this year's FIL Guadalajara.

The Guadalajara Book Fair’s guest nation, Argentina, will honor literary greats and acknowledge Mexico as a haven for exiled writers during the Dirty War.

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Toothless Fixed Book Price Law Undermines Mexican Bookstores

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Though Mexico has a fixed book price law, editor Marcelo Uribe notes that enforcement is non-existent and is calling for stronger protections for booksellers.

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In Taiwan Reading is Cool, But Lukewarm on Ebooks

Doris Wang

Despite being digitally savvy Taiwanese readers are dedicated to print and ebooks remain just 2% of the market — though change is afoot.

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Writing is “Facing Up to Reality,” say Grossman, Vargas Llosa

David Grossman and Mario Vargas Llosa engaged in a spirited discussion during the first day of FIL Guadalajara, where Israel is the Guest of Honor.

Writing should be about confronting issues to provoke change, said Israel’s David Grossman to Nobel Prize-winner Mario Vargas Llosa at the FIL in Guadalajara.

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Yves Bonnefoy Wins $150,000 Guadalajara Book Fair Prize

Following a controversial choice last year, FIL comes back with an august winner for it's $150k prize for literature: French poet, essayist and critic Yves Bonnefoy.

Following a controversial choice last year, FIL comes back with an august winner for it’s $150k prize for literature: French poet, essayist and critic Yves Bonnefoy.

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Israel Promises Fireworks at Guadalajara International Book Fair

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As the guest of honor at this year’s Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL), Israel will bring 36 writers, 10 publishing houses, artists, musicians and more.

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Did Commitment to Freedom of Speech Undo FIL’s Last Leader?

Nubia Macias

As executive director of FIL Guadalajara, Nubia Macías, demonstrated her staunch support for freedom of speech. And two related events may have led to her resignation.

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Deceptive Demographics and Our Elusive American Friends

Marisol Schulz, the new executive director of FIL Guadalajara

Julieta Lionetti questions why Planeta was ever seduced by the tens of millions of Spanish-speaking Americans and if the Guadalajara Book Fair is following in its footsteps.

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