In Colombia, the seven independent publishers of 49 Libros and their shared distribution company Huracán have had a new day in the sun at the Bogotá International Book Fair’s new small-press pavilion.
Can publishing advances sustain literary agencies in Latin America? And could stories of violence be what publishers this season are looking for? These and other issues are discussed by rights specialists among the Bogotá Book Fair fellows.
In its second year at Bogotá, the professional program has a class of agents, editors, and translators arriving this week. And in the UK, Amazon will pay a second Kindle Storyteller winner £20,000.
As part of the launch of Hay Festival’s Latin American anthology, ‘Bogotá39-2017,’ author Samanta Schweblin and editor Sara Malagón talk about labels and gender.
From the ‘UT News’ in Austin: the archive of one of the most important literary figures of the 20th century, Gabriel García Márquez, is now online.
The ones to watch for this week at the Frankfurter Buchmesse: Here are eight of the Frankfurt Fellows, a group of up-and-coming talent in global publishing.
The coming festival weekend in Colombia features music and visual art alongside literary events and debates in international current and political affairs.
A posthumous novel by Roberto Bolaño and new works by Guatemala’s Rodrigo Rey Rosa and Mexicans Mario Bellatin and Laia Jufresa are among Frankfurt’s Latin American rights harvest. It’s post-“boom” in Latin America’s literary output, as agent Cristóbel Pera puts it: powerful new voices breaking out on the world stage…and awaiting the rights action at Frankfurt Book Fair. — Porter …
13 international book fair directors gathered in Mexico to discuss their progress and evolving viewpoints on the industry and its trade events.
A Colombian coffee-growing town went to the Bogotá Book Fair to showcase its own publishing house, run by the municipality.