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 The winning author, who must write in Spanish and have at least ten unpublished poems or poems published in the last five years that are related to nature, urban sustainability, socio-ecological harmony and environmental conservation, will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.
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.
James Assir Sarao Cauich
SM Ibero-American Award for Literature for Children and Young People
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.
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
Marcos Guardiola Maguma
Guadalajara, culture and business
The host city of the Fair embraces this cultural event as one of its most joyful celebrations of the year. Museums, art centers, restaurants, cafes, bars and even the streets make the greatest literary festivity in Ibero-America their own and invite visitors to live a unique experience.
A modern and welcoming city, its historical center is considered a treasure of colonial architecture.
It offers a variety of museums, monuments, excursions and festivals
The weather is mild and sunny most of the year, one of the best in the country.
It is home to one of the best cuisines in Mexico, and the birthplace of tequila and mariachi music.
Due to its unbeatable geographic location, it is considered the commercial heart of Western Mexico.
It is a 45-minute flight from Mexico City and 20-minute from Puerto Vallarta. The international airport offers an excellent direct air connection to many cities in the USA.
Teatro Diana: located at the former Cine Diana, designed by architect Julio de la Peña and a fine example of the architectural and technological avant-garde of downtown Guadalajara in the 1960’s, the Teatro Diana is now one of the leading performing spaces in Western Mexico. Renovated by the Universidad de Guadalajara to serve as a venue for large theatre shows as well as independent productions, the Teatro Diana is a diverse forum that attempts to bring to Guadalajara the best of the world’s entertainment night after night.
Auditorio Telmex: The Auditorio TELMEX is one of the most important stages in Latin America. Located in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara, it is part of a more ambitious and significant cultural project of the University of Guadalajara in the past years.
Museo de las Artes: The Arts Museum is a spaced dedicated to the plastic arts, offering the public a stimulating and comfortable space where many generations and trends of thought can coexist.
Oficina de Visitantes y Convenciones de Guadalajara (OFVC): OFVC is the Office of Visitors and Conventions of Guadalajara, operator arm of the Trust Fund of Tourism of the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, we are in charge of the activities related with tourist promotion, fairs, congresses and conventions information, that are carried out in the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area.