The University of Guadalajara, through a project created by the Environmental Sciences Museum as part of the University’s Cultural Center, and with the support of the Guadalajara International Book Fair, has established the José Emilio Pacheco City and Nature Award. The prize, which will be given for the first time this year, will be dedicated to poetry. The winning author, who must write in Spanish and have at least ten unpublished poems or poems published in the last five years that are related to nature, urban sustainability, socio-ecological harmony and environmental conservation, will be given a purse of US $10,000. The award is dedicated to poet José Emilio Pacheco, whose work explores the duality between cities and nature.
National Booksellers Award
Founded by the National Institute for the Professional Development of Booksellers, and in collaboration with the Guadalajara International Book Fair, this award is granted to aid and encourage Mexican booksellers in continuing their education and becoming more competitive. The winner will be given $200,000 pesos to use for their project.
American Indigenous Literature Award
Created by the University of Guadalajara, and with the collaboration of the National Institute for Indigenous Languages, the Culture Ministry, the National Commission for the Development of the Indigenous Cultures and Jalisco’s Department of Education, the American Indigenous Literature Award is granted to enrich, protect and promote the legacy and richness of Mexico’s indigenous peoples through literature in all its forms, and to and acknowledge and further develop the careers and works of indigenous authors. The award, which carries a purse of US $25,000, will be given for the fourth time at the 2016 FIL Guadalajara.
SM Ibero-American Award for Literature for Children and Young People
The SM Ibero-American Award for Literature for Children and Young People was implemented in 2005, the year of Ibero-American literature, with the goal of promoting literature for children and young people throughout Ibero-America. The award is given out each year during the Guadalajara International Book Fair to recognize writers of literature for children and young people and carries a purse of US $30,000.
11th Ibero-American Illustration Catalog
With the goal of creating a network that helps to encourage the work of illustrators of books for children and young people in Ibero-America, the SM Foundation and the FIL Guadalajara invites illustrators to submit their work to be included in the 11th Annual Ibero-American Illustration Catalog. The 45 works selected will be displayed in an exposition at the Guadalajara International Book Fair. In addition, illustrators will have the opportunity to work on an illustrated book with Ediciones SM and the winner will be given US $5,000. You can find more information at: www.iberoamericailustra.com
The Americas Award, instituted in 2011, is given by the Festival de la Palabra together with the Americas Foundation of Puerto Rico. The goal of the award is to place a spotlight on authors with works of great literary value, but which tend to be overlooked in awards circuits.
The award, which carries a US $25,000 purse, is a distinction given to writers chosen by a judging panel consisting of seven members of the Ibero-Latin American literary community. The award’s organizers define writer in its broadest sense, allowing essayists, novelists, critics and journalists who are familiar with today’s literary panorama in Ibero-America, the Caribbean and their Diasporas, to participate.
Winners of the Americas Award include Arturo Fontaine Talavera from Chile (2011), Eduardo Berti from Argentina (2012), Juan López Bauzá from Puerto Rico (2013) and Claudia Salazar Jiménez from Peru (2014).
New Voices Award
The New Voices Award, instituted in 2012 and accompanied by a US $5,000 purse, is an important distinction given out at Puerto Rico’s Festival de la Palabra. The Writer’s Committee grants the award to a Puerto Rican author worthy of international recognition who is beginning their career in the world of literature.
Previous winners of the award include Carlos Vázquez (2014), Janette Becerra (2013) and Ángel Antonio Ruíz Laboy (2012).
The Festival de la Palabra says that the award recipients are authors “whose work reflects a superior creative talent, both in terms of style and thematic dialog within the literary world.” It is given among peers to authors with no more than four published works who have received positive, consistent critical acclaim, and show a commitment to the development of Puerto Rican literature in the country and abroad.
In fulfilling its mission to advocate Spanish-language literature and the recognition of its authors, the LIPP La Brasserie México is accepting nominations for publishers who regularly publish works of fiction for the 5th Annual LIPP Literature Award. Its French equivalent, the Le Prix Cazes Brasserie Lipp, was instituted in 1935 and is considered the most important literary award granted in Paris during the spring. The winning author will receive a cash prize of MXN $100,000, a trip to Paris and dinner at the French LIPP. All Spanish-language novel manuscripts presented by publishers demonstrating that they publish fiction are eligible to participate.
Terms and conditions for the use of the rooms
Book presentation reservations for 2020 are now closed.
The established schedule by FIL Guadalajara must be respected in all book presentations; otherwise, the Fair will have the faculty to take the necessary measures to maintain continuity in the agenda of events of the day.
If for any reason the book presentation begins after the stipulated time, the presenter should still finish at the scheduled time.
FIL reserves the right to cancel the book presentation if the opening is delayed more than fifteen minutes after the established time.
FIL reserves the right to modify the schedules for justifiable reasons due to event mechanics, in that case, new dates and times will be proposed to the applicant for them to select the one they consider appropriate.
The furniture consists of chairs and presidium for until five people; soundboard and stereo and table for book display, which can be used only during the time of the book presentation.
If audiovisual and/or translation equipment and interpreter were necessary for the book presentation, they will have to be provided and operated by the applicant.
It is not allowed to offer coffee break or cocktail services in the presentation rooms.
The presentation of musical bands is not allowed, nor is it possible to play music in the presentation rooms.
It is not allowed to hold items from the columns or open load centers, or contact boxes; nor is it allowed to nail, screw, drill or glue anything on floors, walls, soffits, and columns.
Invitations to the book presentations granted by publishers will not be exempt from paying the entrance ticket to Expo Guadalajara.
Any change of name of the participants in the presidium of the book presentation must be notified by email to FIL Guadalajara, at least 24 hours in advance so that the personifiers are elaborated.
The applicant cannot make book signings in the room at the end of the book presentation.
The applicant will be responsible for any claim that might be presented in matters of Intellectual Property (Copyright and Industrial Property), in relation to the work displayed at the book presentation, and is obligated to relieve FIL Guadalajara and Universidad de Guadalajara of any responsibility.
The FIL Guadalajara reserves the right to cancel the book presentation at any time, when it considers that it is an apology of violence, inappropriate acts and/or the violation of any legal disposition.
The applicant is obliged to comply with any additional condition, rule or regulation that the FIL Guadalajara considers pertinent to ensure the success of the event.
For the interpretation, compliance, controversy or any issue arising from this request, the parties agree to expressly submit to the jurisdiction and jurisdiction of the courts of the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, renouncing from this moment on any other that may correspond to them by reason of present or future address.
Acceptance of these conditions means that you have read and understood the participation regulations, the present provisions, and you accept them without any restrictions or conditions on your behalf.
For further information contact:
Book presentations, Lucila Jáuregui at the phone number (52 33) 3810-0331, ext. 936