The University of Guadalajara, through a project created by the Environmental Sciences Museum as part of the University’s Cultural Center, and with the support of the Guadalajara International Book Fair, has established the José Emilio Pacheco City and Nature Award. The prize, which will be given for the first time this year, will be dedicated to poetry. The winning author, who must write in Spanish and have at least ten unpublished poems or poems published in the last five years that are related to nature, urban sustainability, socio-ecological harmony and environmental conservation, will be given a purse of US $10,000. The award is dedicated to poet José Emilio Pacheco, whose work explores the duality between cities and nature.
Oswaldo Hernández Trujillo
Created by the University of Guadalajara, and with the collaboration of the National Institute for Indigenous Languages, the Culture Ministry, the National Commission for the Development of the Indigenous Cultures and Jalisco’s Department of Education, the American Indigenous Literature Award is granted to enrich, protect and promote the legacy and richness of Mexico’s indigenous peoples through literature in all its forms, and to and acknowledge and further develop the careers and works of indigenous authors. The award, which carries a purse of US $25,000, will be given for the fourth time at the 2016 FIL Guadalajara.
The SM Ibero-American Award for Literature for Children and Young People was implemented in 2005, the year of Ibero-American literature, with the goal of promoting literature for children and young people throughout Ibero-America. The award is given out each year during the Guadalajara International Book Fair to recognize writers of literature for children and young people and carries a purse of US $30,000.
María José Ferrada
With the goal of creating a network that helps to encourage the work of illustrators of books for children and young people in Ibero-America, the SM Foundation and the FIL Guadalajara invites illustrators to submit their work to be included in the Annual Ibero-American Illustration Catalog. The 45 works selected will be displayed in an exposition at the Guadalajara International Book Fair. In addition, illustrators will have the opportunity to work on an illustrated book with Ediciones SM and the winner will be given US $5,000. You can find more information at: www.iberoamericailustra.com
FIL Youth / Echoes of FIL
Echoes of FIL
Year after year, young students of the high schools of the University of Guadalajara system have the opportunity to sit down in their own schools with writers visiting the Guadalajara International Book Fair.
The Echoes of FIL program —organized by the Diffusion and Extension Coordination of the High School System of the University of Guadalajara and the Guadalajara International Book Fair— has the purpose of fostering the habit of reading among students through casual and friendly conversations with authors. In this way, reading is enriched with the added motivation of meeting the creators.
Authors participating in Echoes of FIL are all part of the Fair’s activities program. They attend facilities both in the Guadalajara metropolitan area, as well as those around the state of Jalisco.
It is fundamental to highlight the work of the teachers, as they carry out a work of induction to the work of the authors through their daily teachings in the classrooms, which guarantees the success of the program.
Authors who participated in FIL Youth:
For further information contact:Coordinator of Young Adult Programming, Daniela Ascencio at the phone number (52) 33 3810 0331, ext. 937