The thirteenth edition of the Quito International Book Fair will be held between Wednesday 9 and Sunday 13 December 2020. On the program, which will take place in a completely virtual format, more than 80 writers between foreigners and nationals will participate.
Among the international authors, the Argentines Martín Caparrós, Gabriela Cabezón Cámara, Camila Sosa, Patricio Pron and Daniel Guebel are confirmed; the Bolivian Liliana Colanzi; and the Spaniards Berna González Horbour, Mario Mendoza and Javier Moro.
Sosa will arrive at this literary event after winning the 2020 Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize. Likewise, Cabezón Cámara will do so after being one of the six finalists for the 2020 International Booker Prize.
Ecuadorians Mónica Ojeda, Leonardo Valencia, Ernesto Carrión, María Fernanda Heredia, Gabriela Ponce, Roy Sigüenza, Adolfo Macías, Juan Valdano, Natalia García Freire, María Fernanda Ampuero and Esteban Mayorga, among others, will also participate in the program of the fair.
The Spanish writer Javier Moro will participate in the thirteenth edition of the Quito International Book Fair. Photo: File / TRADE
Santiago Vizcaíno, curator of academic programming, says that this year the FIL de Quito will revolve around the idea of literature as another way of meeting others and with oneself. Thus, the theme of the show will be “Reading: another way of finding yourself”.
Discussions, conferences and round tables will address topics such as reading and writing in the enclosure, the pandemic seen from philosophy, digital journalism in times of pandemic, literary genres, migration, fraternity, the role of women in Latin American literature and chronicle.
Vizcaíno argues that at present, FIL must become the space that promotes the reactivation of the country’s publishing sector and the work of writers, who have been one of the most important components of the publishing market. hard hit by the Covid-19 health crisis. 19.
“One of the most interesting things about the fair is that it will present a comprehensive panorama of Ecuadorian literary production, in particular the work carried out by the new generation of writers.”
There will also be a pavilion for children and young people in which 60 motivating reading activities will be organized, with guests such as Yolanda Reyes, María Teresa Andruetto, Leonor Bravo and Sandra de la Torre Guarderas.
The fair will take place on a digital platform that will feature 80 stands for publishers, bookstores, university publishers, freelancers, embassies and public institutions.
The platform will feature a series of virtual rooms in which more than 130 activities will take place, including book presentations, panel discussions, conferences and other events.