Recent press releases

David Huerta's Fraternal Intelligence Wins the FIL Award

According to the jury, Huerta's work is at “the center of critical considerations regarding current Hispanic American lyrical poetry.” They also recognized the Mexican writer as “an exemplary anomaly who challenges all poetic discourse.”

Sharjah and the Arab culture will take center stage at the Guadalajara International Book Fair 2020

Sharjah is one of the seven emirates that makes up the United Arab Emirates and is considered the publishing capital of the Arab world. Its participation in 2020 was made official with an agreement signed today in Guadalajara

FIL Literary Prize 2019 launches its call

Endowed with 150,000 US dollars, the FIL Literary Prize is the highest award granted by the Guadalajara International Book Fair

Ida Vitale, Winner of the 2018 FIL Literary Award

The crystal clear voice of the Uruguayan writer “is able to bring new life to tradition and affirm her place in the modern world,” stated the judging panel in their decision, considering her “a poetic force in the world of Spanish-language poetry”

Sergio López Ruelas to Receive this Year’s Tribute to a Librarian

With a career in promoting, forming and professionalizing libraries and librarians that has spanned for over three decades, past winners of the tribute acknowledge “his contributions to library science in Mexico”

India, Guest of Honor at the FIL Guadalajara in 2019

India’s participation as the Guadalajara International Book Fair’s guest of honor was officially announced today, participation that will include a broad sampling of the country’s culture and literature

The Benítez for Benito

“I am a journalist and I wear this hat with extreme pride,” says Beni-to Taibo, who will receive the 2018 National Homage to Cultural Journalism at FIL Guadalajara

Portugal will be a Beacon at the FIL Guadalajara

Over 40 writers, nine nights of music at the Foro FIL, a film series, three exhibitions, two theater productions, and concerts at other venues are all part of Portugal’s proposal for the Fair

María Osorio will receive the Publishing Merit Award

Babel Libros has housed a space dedicated to literature for children and young people since 2001, and today includes a book store, publishing house and library. “All editors should be more aware of what is going on in children’s literature”, she says.

Call for Nominations Begins for the 2018 FIL Literary Award

The award will be given at this year’s 32nd annual Guadalajara International Book Fair. Nominations will be accepted until July 20

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