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SPAIN, Guest of Honour. Frankfurt Book Fair 2022 #SpainFrankfurt2022 #fbm22

SPAIN, Guest of Honour. Frankfurt Book Fair 2022

#SpainFrankfurt2022 | Spain will be the Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair of 2022, a unique opportunity to present the country's culture and literature to the world. This participation is being organized by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) and the General Directorate of the Book (Ministry of Culture and Sports), in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, the Cervantes Institute and the Federation of the Publishers Guild of Spain.

Spain was already honoured 30 years ago, in 1991, and for 2021 its main objective is "to improve the knowledge abroad of Spanish literature, which is experiencing one of the most interesting moments of its recent history." For the Guest of Honour Programme, Spain will show a selection of artistic projects in collaboration with Spanish cultural institutions.
 
In the run-up to 2022, AC/E and the General Directorate of the Book intend to increase the number of Spanish titles translated into German and create renewed international interest in our literature; to facilitate the presence of a wide range of Spanish authors at international level; and to update and revitalize cultural relations between Spain and Germany through literary and cultural cooperation.

To support the sale of rights, AC/E plans to develop a programme of translation grants for foreign and Spanish publishers, as well as promoting collaboration between the Spanish, German and international book industry through professional meetings, festival activities and German cultural events. The literary programme is one of the project’s priorities and it is expected that authors will travel to Germany through the previous editions from 2019, 2020 and 2021. To reinforce diffusion across all genres, specific actions will be held in the fields of poetry, drama, literature for children and young adults, scientific-technical publishing and the sale of rights for the audiovisual sector. There will also be a focus on the literary figures of Benito Pérez Galdós and Emilia Pardo Bazán, whose deaths will be commemorated in 2020 and 2021 respectively.
 
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10 of 30. New Spanish Narrative 2020
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10 of 30. New Spanish Narrative 2020

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10 of 30 is a project sponsored by the Office of Cultural and Scientific Relations at the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID). The project aims to bring international exposure to Spanish writers between the ages of 30 and 40, a period when a writer’s work often shows early maturity. Spanish readers have recognized the talent of these authors, and the quality of their work invites support for their translation into other languages.

The first edition of 10 of 30: New Spanish Narrative was distributed in 2019. An additional ten authors have been selected for 2020, and the project will culminate in 2021 with a third edition: thirty writers, representative of their generation, who will form part of the programming Spain will bring to Frankfurt 2021 as the Guest of Honor. The three editions of 10 of 30 represent a key initiative whose purpose is to raise awareness about these young writers, and reach foreign editors who will have the opportunity to read their early work. The writers selected for 2020 are: Irene Vallejo, Florencia del Campo, Sabina Urraca, Álex Chico,

 

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