The world is full of stories. Every day in every corner of the world, stories are told, created, written, listened to, remembered. They are the inexhaustible imaginary from the past and present of peoples, cultures and individuals. And all form part of a book whose pages reflect the diversity, wisdom, imagination, tradition, memory, hopes and sorrows, colors and flavors from every latitude.
Continuing a tradition that began in 2005 with Continents of Words (Continentes de la Palabra), a literary program that featured writers like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Etgar Keret, Martin Amis and Goran Petrovic, among others, Pages From the World is the bridge the Guadalajara International Book Fair has built for non-Hispanic literature. During its first two editions, the public was able to enjoy readings and talks with Kiran Desai (India/USA), Yuri Andrujovich (Ukraine), José Luís Peixoto (Portugal), Aminatta Forna (Sierra Leone/UK), Ribah Alameddine (Lebannon/USA), and Vldimir Sorokin (Russia).
In 2011, during the 25th edition of the Guadalajara International Book Fair, the invitation is open to once again dwell into the stories and melodies of apparently far away worlds.