Creating an all-physical but smaller 2021 Guadalajara International Book Fair gave organizers a chance to evaluate their approach.
While conceding that ‘asylum is very difficult,’ Nicaragua’s Sergio Ramírez, talks about moving to Spain and ‘the role of a writer.’
Before the pandemic, only 5 percent of Peru’s publishers and booksellers had made digital sales. Peru was guest of honor at Guadalajara.
The IPA Prix Voltaire, honoring freedom to publish, is 16 years old and has honored 13 recipients. Now it needs world publishing to support it.
‘Tonight, Lokman and Lebanon are having a drink with Voltaire,’ the Prix Voltaire laureate Rasha Al Ameer tells her Guadalajara audience.
The IPA names the late Lokman Slim’s Dar Al Jadeed the 2021 Prix Voltaire laureate, and adds an award for China’s late Li Liqun.
The Prix Voltaire shortlist, honoring valor in the defense of free speech, includes publishers in Guatemala, Turkey, Lebanon, Belarus, and Gaza.
Operating outside its usual regal setting in Ovieda, Spain’s Princess of Asturias Award honors the Guadalajara International Book Fair and Hay Festival.
While the Guadalajara International Book Fair is is a regional rights hub, the biggest player missing is the Latin American literary agent.
As director-general of Mexico’s Guadalajara International Book Fair, Marisol Schulz keeps a wary eye on the world industry for programming cues.