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France’s Anne Marie Métailié, winner of the Guadalajara Book Fair’s (FIL) publishing merit award, describes working in publishing as an imperfect love story.
Italian writer Claudio Magris (b. 1939) has been awarded the 2014 Prize in Romance Languages by the Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL).
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.
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.
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.
Despite being digitally savvy Taiwanese readers are dedicated to print and ebooks remain just 2% of the market — though change is afoot.
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.
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.
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.