José Emilio Pacheco City and Nature Award
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 The winning author, who must write in Spanish and have at least ten unpublished poems or poems published in the last five years that are related to nature, urban sustainability, socio-ecological harmony and environmental conservation, will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.
7th 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, El Ilustradero and the FIL Guadalajara invites illustrators to submit their work to be included in the 7th 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.
FIL 2019 Program
"This is my place" The world in womens key
Forums and Conferences
"This is my place" The world in womens key
Moderator: Gabriela Warkentin
Leila Slimani was born in Rabat in 1981 to a Moroccan father and a Franco-Algerian mother. Upon completing her education at the French lycée in Rabat she went to Paris to enroll at the Institute of Political Studies. She then studied at the ESCP Business School with a major in Media Studies. After working for several years as a journalist at L’Express and Jeune Afrique, she decided to devote herself to literature. Her debut novel, Adèle (2014), an exploration of female sexual addiction, was widely praised by critics. The Perfect Nanny, her second novel, was awarded the Prix Goncourt in 2016, consolidating her literary career. In 2017, her contentious nonfiction book Sex and Lies: Sex Life in Morocco was published in France. She is currently the French representative in the Council of La Francophonie.
Other activities involving the participant:
European Literature Festival
She was born in Posadas, earned a doctorate in economics in Buenos Aires and currently lives in New York. She gave classes at the University of Buenos Aires for more than 10 years, mainly in the area of epistemology of the economy, through which she directed several research groups and publications. She was director of the political economy degree at the Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento.
In 2015, she launched the website Economía Femini(s)ta, where she discusses topics related to the economy from the perspective of gender. Her site quickly became popular on social media and put the debate on the public agenda. Today, Economía Femini(s)ta is an NGO that generates information, produces critical feminist theory, and develops online courses and platforms for citizen participation and activism, with the aim of closing existing gender gaps.
In 2016, she published the book Economía feminista. Cómo construir una sociedad igualitaria (sin perder el glamour), published by Editorial Sudamericana. Its fifth edition is soon to be published in Argentina and it was also published in May 2018 in Spain, Mexico and Colombia. She also collaborated on the book ¿El futuro es feminista? published by Le Monde Diplomatique.
In 2018, she was selected as one of the most important intellectuals in Latin America by the Fundación Avina. She was also chosen by L’Óreal Paris to take part in a photo collection of the most inspiring Argentinean women in recent years. In her talks, she puts forward profound reflections and critiques of reality, while expressing herself in a light and humorous way. She is an occasional DJ and photographer.
Ana María Olabuenaga
Presidenta y directora general de Olabuenaga Chemistry. Nombrada la mejor directora creativa mexicana a través de la revista Latin Spots. En 1995 en BBDO, como directora de servicios creativos atiende las empresas Pepsico, Gamesa, Iusacell y Federal Express. Cuando fue nombrada vicepresidenta, BBDO fue nombrada Agencia del Año del Círculo Creativo por dos años consecutivos. En TBWA como coach de servicios creativos diseña la campaña premiada “Soy totalmente palacio” para El Palacio de Hierro. Cuando Ana asume la vicepresidencia, Terán logra ser la Agencia del Año del Círculo Creativo por tres años consecutivos. En 2002 asume la presidencia y dirección general de D´Arcy, que en 2003 al convertirse Ana en socia se renombra Olabuenaga Chemistry.
Periodista, analista y presentadora mexicana deportiva. Estudió Historia del arte y fotografía en Florencia, Italia. Maestra en periodismo por la Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Es presentadora titular del programa Central Fox. Columnista en The New York Times en español. Ha narrado diversos encuentros futbolísticos con cobertura internacional, entre los que destacan la Copa Mundial de 2010; 2014 y 2018. Además, es la primera mujer mexicana en narrar una final de la Champions League en Fox Sports. Es fundadora de Versus México, organización que promueve el debate sobre la violencia por razón de género en el periodismo deportivo, así como la discriminación en el espacio deportivo por razón de clase, raza y género.
Titular del noticiario matutino Así las cosas en W Radio. Articulista en el diario El País. Es reconocida como una de las 50 mujeres más importantes de México, según la revista Forbes, y como una de los 300 líderes de México, según la revista Líderes. Miembro del Consejo de Artículo 19. Fue directora de W Radio de marzo del 2013 a junio de 2017. Fundadora del Observatorio y Monitoreo Ciudadano de Medios (OMCIM), que desde 2006 opera en la Universidad Iberoamericana.
Other activities involving the participant:
"What the wall left"
Talk: "Sound journalism: what do we have to listen to"