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.
By Edward Nawotka Tomorrow’s the day that China, as well as Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, will be getting the iPad. The devices go on sale at midnight and it will be interesting to see just how many of these relatively pricey devices move in the first few days in their respective markets. There’s no word yet on whether …
By Hannah Johnson In a digitally connected world, having friends and co-workers in several time zones has become common place, thanks to tools like Skype and devices like smartphones. We are always reachable and always connected. But talking into your computer microphone is not the only way to meet people and learn about publishing around the world. Magali Tardivel-Lacombe was …