Recent press releases

FIL Guadalajara: 30 Years of Telling Great Stories

For the FIL’s 30th year, more than 650 writers from 44 countries will be participating along withthought leaders, science professionals and important figures from the book industry and cultural sector. Latin America is the guest of honor

Norman Manea, Winner of the 2016 FIL Literary Award

“He is the author of an extensive body of work that cannot be defined by traditional literary genres,” said the judging panel in their unanimous decision to grant the award for the first time to a Romanian writer.

Madrid to be Guest of Honor at the FIL Guadalajara in 2017

Manuela Carmena Castrillo, Madrid’s mayor, and Raúl Padilla López, president of the FIL,made the announcement today in the Spanish capital.

Call for Nominations Begins for the 2016 FIL Literary Award

The award will be given at this year’s 30th annual Guadalajara International Book Fair. Nominations will be accepted until July 29

International Storytellers Conference Celebrates its 9th Year

The conference has become a privileged place to discuss the genre and hear from the most representative short story writers in Ibero-America

Perla Suez: “Fiction can tell the stories that never got told”

The Argentinian writer received the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize for her novel El país del Diablo (The Devil’s Country).In her speech she highlighted the role of gender as a tool to sustain memory.

Communicating history without encouraging disenchantment: Antonio Muñoz Molina

The Spanish writer talks reading and civic responsibility at the Guadalajara International Book Fair

Rushdie Launches the Carlos Fuentes Salón Literario with a Defense of Fiction

Returning to the FIL after 20 years, the Bombay-born writer speaks about the importance of imagination and needing to return to worlds full of fantasy

Perla Suez Receives the Sor Juana Prize for El país del diablo

The judging panel granted the award to this novel by the Argentine writer that “recalls the country’s roots”

Publishing Merit Award to Recognize the Work of Peggy Espinosa

Espinosa has directed Petra Ediciones for 25 years. The award is being granted for the first time to a publisher of literature for children and young people

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