By Andres Hax The International Book Fair of Santiago, Chile (FILSA) opens on October 28 and will run through November 13. The event takes place in the Mapocho train station, which has been converted into a cultural center, and more than 400 writers will converge in the capital of Chile to participate in conferences, round tables, concerts and book launches. …
By Andres Hax Daniel Divinsky, founder of Ediciones de la Flor, is one of the most respected and successful independent editors of Argentina. He has published key authors of the recent literary canon like Rodolfo Walsh, classic graphic novels including Mafalda by Quino, and various titles by Roberto Fontanarossa. At the award presentation, held on the night of the Clarin …
By Andres Hax Over the course of each year, there are many important literary prizes in Latin America and Spain, and as this newsletter progresses we will note each as they arrive. But a recent news item from Venezuela gives us an appropriate excuse to mention the Romulo Gallegos prize for the novel. The news is that Blanco Nocturno by …
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Andres Hax highlights the four major books fairs that are most relevant to the Spanish-language publishing industry.
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