Exhibition at the MAM traces the path of García Márquez towards the literary summit

Arrives in Mexico, finally, Gabriel García Márquez: The creation of a global writer, exhibition that brings together nearly 300 objects, including numerous unpublished documents, belonging to the archive of the Colombian writer, protected by the Harry Ransom Center of the University of Texas at Austin. It will be exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art … Read more

The Moroccans of the ”Booker”… Perspectives from the novelist Abdelmajid Sebbata and the literary critic Oussama Seghir

Interview by Abdelatif Abilkassem (MAP) Rabat – The International Prize for Arab Fiction “Arab Booker”, which is this year in its 15th edition, the winner of which will be announced on May 22, has seen in recent years an increasingly strong presence of Moroccan works, many of which have were selected on the long and … Read more

The literary ties between Colombia and Mexico in the new book by Juan Camilo Rincón

Many readers in Colombia —and in the world— idolize Gabriel García Márquez. They are right: he has been the only Nobel Prize for Literature in our country, and it is uncertain if another writer will one day be able to achieve such recognition (Tomás González, Evelio Rosero, Juan Gabriel Vásquez or Andrea Mejía, in a … Read more

Rotten literary prizes, for good or bad reasons

Margaret Busby, British publisher, of Ghanaian origin, has long campaigned for the book industry to truly express greater diversity. She had defended the choices of the jurors, who had thus gone in this direction. And long live diversity! “Each of us makes judgments through the prism of who we are and what we have learned … Read more

The literary recommendations of Julieta Venegas: from Valeria Gerber Bicecci to Carolina Sanín

Julieta Venegas’s concert at Vive Latino was completely dedicated to women and their revolution (Photo: Gustavo Azem / Infobae) Julieta Venegas was in Bogotá to talk about songs and inspiration, but also about books, she does it stripped of any mystery, she exposes herself, she simply narrates the stories behind her songs, and she presents, … Read more

England: a publisher on the verge of bankruptcy after a literary prize

Galley Beggar Press is a small publishing house founded in 2012, whose publications have built a reputation for it. The latest: Ducks, Newburyport by the novelist Lucy Ellmann, who appeared in the selection of the Booker Prize 2019. In addition to the notoriety that this nomination already promised to bring, the publisher had undertaken in … Read more

Prensa Ibérica launches ‘abril’, an ambitious weekly project dedicated to literary news

One of the few certainties that we draw from the pandemic, so fruitful in slogans that have since been diluted, is that books continue to be an essential company in our lives. The stopped time of the confinements was transformed into many hours of extra reading and produced an increase in sales, and what seemed … Read more

Prensa Ibérica launches ‘abril’, the new weekly supplement dedicated to literary activity

One of the few certainties that we draw from the pandemic, so fruitful in slogans that have since been diluted, is that books continue to be an essential company in our lives. The stopped time of the confinements was transformed into many hours of extra reading and produced an increase in sales, and what seemed … Read more

China has created a literary prize for novels published online

Nobel Prize for Literature, Man Booker Prize, the Hugo Prize… Today, there are plenty of literary distinctions. It is in this continuity that China has created a new prize, devoted exclusively to online stories published within its large territory. The annual award, co-hosted by the country’s media watchdog, supports literary works published on the internet … Read more