With events based book adaptations for film and television, the Peruvian installment of the Hay series also takes on issues in science, lifestyle, and history.
This week’s Hay Festival Arequipa is preceded by two one-day Hay Festival Forum events, free to attend, in Ayacucho, Peru, and Santiago de Chile. The festival itself runs Thursday through Sunday.
Mario Vargas Llosa speaks with Salman Rushdie onstage at Hay’s Arequipa event in November’s four days of programming in Peru, a festival that features historical, science, sports, and food elements, as well as literary work.
Another busy program of more than 100 authors is announced for this year’s Peruvian Hay Festival, including Cees Nooteboom, Kim Thuy, and many others.
A new program in Peru proposes to translate works by such noted authors as Nobel laureates Mario Vargas Llosa and Gabriel Garcia Marquez into Quechua.
One of Peru’s fledgling publishers, Colmena Editores, is making room for edgy new generation of authors, while also offering classics and criticism.
Founded in 2013, Peru’s Animal de Invierno is drawing attention for its bold new fiction titles and literary translations.
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.
In Peru, book contracts are so hard to come by that writers subject themselves to a bizarre, fascinating competition to win a contract, dubbed lucha libro.
Peruvian publishing is enjoying record growth thanks to zero VAT on books, increased exports and investment, more government purchases and a rising literary profile.
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