Latin America is guest region of honor at this year’s Guadalajara Book Fair. Along with 650 writers from 44 countries, the fair will host a rights exchange program.
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 …
As Hay Festival Segovia opens, Publishing Perspectives hears from Hay founder and director Peter Florence about the festival’s global appeal, and literature as “the most dissenting art form.”
France’s 2008 Nobel Prize winner Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio spoke at Hay Festival Querétaro about literature and ‘the resurgence of nationalism.’
Rising global interest in Latin American writers is boosting translation, says Mexican author Álvaro Enrigue, especially from young editors in the US and UK
In honor of his body of work focusing on individual destiny in extreme situations, Manea is the first Romanian to win Guadalajara International Book Fair’s annual $150,000 award.
This year’s Mexican edition of the festival that started life in a Welsh valley takes place in the picturesque colonial-era city of Querétaro.
One of the nation’s largest, Mexico’s bookstore chain named for Mahatma Gandhi increasingly depends on non-book sales to stay ahead, according to the company’s marketing manager.
‘How can we all work together to ensure our rights and incomes are not further eroded?’ The question seems to become more urgent daily as copyright protections face mounting pressures.
13 international book fair directors gathered in Mexico to discuss their progress and evolving viewpoints on the industry and its trade events.