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 The winning author, who must write in Spanish and have at least ten unpublished poems or poems published in the last five years that are related to nature, urban sustainability, socio-ecological harmony and environmental conservation, will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
Talk: "Femminism for Centennials"
FIL for Young Adults
Talk: "Femminism for Centennials"
Feminism is a social movement that has gained great visibility, and although it is gradually mobilizing and transforming our way of thinking to give way to increased and better participation of women in society, we still come across a certain amount of resistance, and many questions to fully understand what the aims are, if it should and has to only be women that form part of it, and why? What is beyond the glitter, the protests and the recurring demonstrations in our streets?
Young attendees will have the opportunity to form part of this entertaining discussion in which great women with different professional profiles: linguists, novelists, poets, and economists, will talk to Benito Taibo about the movement from an educational and realist point of view that makes learning enjoyable, through anecdotes and everyday situations. They will also talk about the meaning and appropriate use of words such as patriarchy, inclusive language, stereotype, disparity, salary gap, and inclusion, among others.
Moderator: Benito Taibo
Estudió la licenciatura en lengua y literaturas hispánicas, así como la maestría y el doctorado en lingüística en la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).
Es autora de ocho libros y editora de 29, además de haber escrito más de cien artículos y capítulos de libros en revistas y libros de arbitraje internacional. Ha sido ponente plenarista en 24 congresos internacionales. Entre sus obras destacan La frase sustantiva en el español medieval. Cuatro cambios sintácticos (1991); Documentos lingüísticos de la Nueva España (1994); Léxico histórico del español de México, en coautoría con Chantal Melis (2002), y los siete tomos de la Sintaxis histórica de la lengua española: La frase verbal (2006), La frase nominal, (2009) y Adverbios, preposiciones y conjunciones. Relaciones Interoracionales (2014).
Desde 1990 codirige la revista Medievalia y es responsable de su colección Publicaciones de Medievalia. Es investigadora emérita de la UNAM, adscrita al Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas. Sus áreas de investigación son la filología, la ecdótica, la sintaxis histórica, la gramática histórica, la teoría del cambio lingüístico y la historia de la lengua española.
Es miembro del Sistema Nacional de Investigadores, nivel máximo, III, así como de los consejos editoriales de numerosas revistas internacionales, tales como Journal of Historical Linguistics, Revista de Filología Española, Nueva Revista de Filología Hispánica, Revista de Historia de la Lengua Española, Transactions of the Philological Society, Boletín de Filología.
Su trabajo ha merecido reconocimientos diversos: miembro de la Junta de Gobierno de El Colegio de México desde 2010; Premio Universidad Nacional para Jóvenes Académicos, en 1992; Premio Nacional de Lingüística Wigberto Jiménez Moreno, en 1995; Premio Universidad Nacional en Investigación en Humanidades, en 2012; en 2015 fue nombrada vicepresidenta de la Asociación Internacional de Historia de la Lengua Española; en 2016, investigadora emérita de la UNAM (emérito es el máximo honor que se concede a un académico activo en la UNAM), y, en 2018, se le otorgó la Medalla al Mérito Universidad Veracruzana. Preside desde 2007 la Comisión de Lexicografía de la Academia Mexicana de la Lengua, de la que es miembro de número desde el 10 de noviembre de 2005. Es miembro de El Colegio Nacional desde el 23 de febrero de 2017.
I was born in Alcalá de Henares on November 6, 1990, but I have lived in Barcelona since 2011. I have also lived in Madrid, Almería, and Nice.
I work as a literary scout, freelance journalist, and editor, alongside Antonio J. Rodríguez from Caballo de Troya, a Penguin Random House imprint devoted to discovering new Spanish-language talent. My articles have appeared in El País, eldiario, El Cultural, ABC Cultural, Público, S Moda, Nylon, and La Vanguardia. From 2014 to 2018, I was a redactor for PlayGround and editor of its Culture, Ideas and Books section. I was also an intern and editorial assistant at Literatura Random House from 2011 to 2013.
I have published the following poetry books Estar enfermo (La Bella Varsovia, 2010), Poetry is not dead (DVD, 2010 (La Bella Varsovia, 2013), Pensamientos estériles (Cangrejo Pistolero, 2011), The Sailor’s Grave (La Bella Varsovia, 2013), Stomachs (La Bella Varsovia, 2015) and El arrecife de las sirenas (La Bella Varsovia, 2017). Several of these works have been translated and published in over a dozen countries.
As a narrator, I authored the novel El funeral de Lolita (Lumen, 2018), Exhumación (Alpha Decay, 2010, cowritten with Antonio J. Rodríguez), and some of my stories have appeared in anthologies such as Cuadernos de Medusa (Amor de Madre, 2018).
I have also published the essays El dedo. Breves apuntes sobre la masturbación femenina (Capitán Swing, 2016) and El coloquio de las perras (Capitán Swing, 2019), as well as the illustrated children’s book Hazme volar (La Galera), in collaboration with illustrator Laia Arqueros.
I have also coordinated some young poetry anthologies such as Tenían veinte años y estaban locos (La Bella Varsovia, 2011) and Vomit (El Gaviero Ediciones, 2013). I have translated some books, including The Book of Monelle, by Marcel Schwob (Demipage, 2012).
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.
Hanne Ørstavik published the novel Cut in 1994 and embarked on a career that would make her one of the most remarkable and admired authors in Norwegian contemporary literature. Her literary breakthrough came three years later with the publication of Love (Kjærlighet), which in 2006 was voted the 6th best Norwegian book of the last 25 years in a prestigious contest in Dagbladet. Since then, the author has written several acclaimed and much-discussed novels and received a host of literary prizes. Finalist National Book Award 2018.
Other activities involving the participant:
*Talk with students
María José Cumplido
I am a historian and writer. I studied history at the Catholic University of Chile, and I have devoted myself to studying the history of Chilean women and historical dissemination. In 2013, I had a history blog in the US magazine Hispanic American Historical Review published by the Duke University. Since 2014, I have been the editor of History and Social Sciences at Memoria Chilena, a heritage website that shares heritage collections held by the Chilean National Library.
With this knowledge and experience, I have sought to share Chile’s history, particularly the history of Chilean women, with non-specialist audiences. I have published Chilenas: la historia que construimos nosotras (2017), Chilenas rebeldes (2018) and Chilenas rebeldes 2 (2019).
Other activities involving the participant:
Latin America Viva
Ink in the veins. The exercise of exposing yourself through literature
Es escritor, periodista, entusiasta promotor de la lectura entre los jóvenes y actual director de Radio UNAM. Inició su camino en la literatura como poeta con Siete primeros poemas (1976), Vivos y suicidas (1978), Recetas para el desastre (1987) y De la función social de las gitanas (2002).
Ha publicado en Planeta sus novelas Polvo (2010), Persona normal (2011), Querido Escorpión (2013), Desde mi muro (2014), Cómplices (2015) y Corazonadas (2016).