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Recent press releases

The European Union presents its programme as Guest of Honour at the FIL Guadalajara 2023

Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, together with the European Union, building a community of sense and understanding for a fairer, more inclusive and inspiring future for all

Culture unites us; FIL Guadalajara brings us together

The largest fair of its kind in the Spanish language will offer a rich literary, academic and cultural program of more than 3,000 activities, with the participation of 600 writers from 45 countries and the presence of the European Union as Guest of Honor

Coral Bracho is the winner of the FIL Literary Award 2023

The jury recognized the Mexican poet as an "outstanding figure, essential for the continental language." The Award ceremony will take place on November 25th during the opening ceremony of the 37th edition of the FIL Guadalajara

Literature, Art and Liberty: Raúl Padilla López’s (1954-2023) Cultural Legacy

With profound sadness we express our condolences for the passing of  Raúl Padilla López, president and founder of FIL Guadalajara. His tireless efforts and his legacy will live on in the hearts and memories of readers of literature

806,805 readers were reunited at FIL Guadalajara

After two editions affected by the pandemic, people returned to Expo Guadalajara, from November 26 to December 4, to join the celebration of books and reading and get into the Arab culture led by Sharjah

Sharjah handed over the FIL baton to the European Union

The Arab emirate bid farewell to its participation in the Fair and opened the door to a delegation whose commitment, they announced, will be to intercultural dialogue

CAE to participate in discussion on essential skills for success at Guadalajara International Book Fair

Doris Zahner, CAE’s chief academic officer, will share findings from new OECD report exploring whether global higher education graduates are gaining essential skills

The 36th edition of the Guadalajara International Book Fair will make the City and Country get into FIL Mode

With Sharjah and Arab culture as Guests of Honor, the largest fair of its kind in the Spanish language returns without restrictions or capacity limits, with more than 3,000 activities and the participation of 600 writers from 45 countries

Mircea Cărtărescu, FIL Literature Prize 2022

The Jury recognized the Romanian poet, essayist and narrator as "a multifaceted writer [...] who is part of the tradition of world literature, questioning his readers all over the world from a dreamlike and existential point of view".

The FIL and ALA renew an agreement to guarantee the presence of U.S. librarians in Guadalajara

The Guadalajara International Book Fair and the American Library Association seek to promote the acquisition of content in Spanish —during the next three editions of FIL— for dissemination in libraries in the United States

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