The 2012 Feria Internacional del Libro (international book fair) kicks of this Thursday topping off April’s full cultural agenda. The annual fair is the world’s largest Spanish speaking book fair and displays over 1,500 exhibitors from around the globe.
Each year the event has a different theme, this year it is “A Future with Books”. This idea will be explored through a digital space where visitors will be able to sample and purchase e-books, also through a series of conferences that will put into question some of the issues that arise with technology in relation to publishing and copyright, amongst others. To support the theme there will also be a map of the most important literary events in the city, video-poetry and audio-books from Mexico, Spain and Belgium, artistic performances that will interpret short stories by Argentine authors, and an installation that will invite the public to participate in the creation of their own stories.
Internationally renown authors including Mu-San Baek (South Korea), Mateo Belli (Italy), Viola di Grado (Italy), Lita Donoso (Chile), Carlos Fuentes (México), Eduardo Galeano (Uruguay), Néstor García Canclini (Argentina/México), David Grossman (Israel), Stephen Holmes (U.S.A), Sandra Cisneros (U.S.A), and Norman Manea (Rumania/U.S.A) amongst others, will also be attending the fair to sign books and discuss different aspects of writing and publishing with the public. Debates and conferences will also be taking place throughout the duration of the fair. The full program is available here.
La Rural: Santa Fe 4201, Palermo
April 16th– Inauguration- 6pm-10pm
Sun-Thus- 2pm-10pm- Tickets: 20 pesos
Fri-Sat and National holidays- 2pm-11pm- Tickets: 26 pesos.