Mexican Mexico Opens International Book Fair in Guadalajara (+photos)

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Considered the most important editorial meeting of Latin America, it also has a cultural festival and was founded three decades ago by the University of Guadalajara

escambray today, international book fair, guadalajara, mexico
More than 1,900 publishers from 44 countries participate every year in FIL. (Photo taken from https://www.fil.com.mx/ingles/default.asp)

The city of Guadalajara, capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco, hosts today the 30th edition of the International Book Fair (FIL), which will run until December 4.

Considered the most important editorial meeting of Latin America, it also has a cultural festival and was founded three decades ago by the University of Guadalajara.

This edition of FIL, inaugurated the day before, is attended by Mexicans Elena Poniatowska and Fernando del Paso, both Cervantes Award, who – among others – will talks about the most outstanding aspects of contemporary national creation.

The writer and Maya poet, Jorge Cocon Pech (Campeche, Mexico) will receive the Indigenous Literature Award of America, and Leon Plascencia Ñol (Jalisco) will be recognized with the City and Nature Prize José Emilio Pacheco.

Participants from various Latin American nations, the guest of honor region, Spain and Mexico, will take part in the activities organized by this secretariat.

To show the most recent titles of their collections of classics, the General Directorate of Publications prepared the reflection tables What to read before dying I and II.

According to the official site of the fair, among the honored guests of previous editions were Cuba (2002), Brazil (2001), Spain (2000) and Colombia (2007).

More than 1,900 publishers from 44 countries participate every year in FIL, assured the Internet website.

(Photos taken from https://www.fil.com.mx/ingles/default.asp)

 

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