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World Book Day

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What is the World Book Day?

The International Day of the Book is a celebration established in 1995 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Since 2002, the Guadalajara International Book Fair celebrates this day with a 12-hour long public reading marathon. The work of the selected author is chosen through public voting, and has included Juan José Arreola (2002 and 2011), Julio Cortázar (2003), Pablo Neruda (2004), Julio Verne (2005), Jorge Luis Borges (2006), Gabriel García Márquez (2007), Agustín Yáñez (2008), Horacio Quiroga (2009), Jorge Ibargüengoitia (2010), Juan José Arreola (2011) Bram Stoker (2012), Jane Austen (2013), José Emilio Pacheco (2014), Lewis Carroll (2015) and Mary Shelley (2016).

In celebration of this year’s World Book Day 49,822 readers participated in bringing Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to life at over 240 places in Jalisco, Mexico City and other states including Michoacán and Querétaro.

History

2016

Frankenstein
Mary Shelley
2015
Alicia en el País de las Maravillas
Lewis Carroll
2014
Las batallas
en el desierto

José Emilio Pacheco

 

2013
Orgullo y prejuicio
Jane Austen
2012
Drácula
Bram Stocker
2011
Lecturas en voz alta
Juan José Arreola

 

2010
Los relámpagos
de agosto

Jorge Ibargüengoitia
2009
Cuentos de amor, de locura y de muerte
Horacio Quiroga
2008

Al filo del agua
Agustín Yáñez

 

2007
Cien años de soledad
Gabriel García Márquez
2006
El Aleph
Jorge Luis Borges
2005
Viaje al centro de la tierra
Julio Verne

 

2004
Canto general y Residencia en la tierra
Pablo Neruda
2003

Cuentos
Julio Cortázar
2002

Confabulario
Juan José Arreola

 

For further information contact:

Press Office and Publicity General coordinator, Mariño González at the phone number (52 33) 3810-0331, ext. 952