Programme on children’s literature: Bearing in mind the boom currently enjoyed by our writers of children’s literature and the particular demand for this type of literature among Cartagena readers, AC/E is supporting the presence at the festival of Isidro Ferrer, winner of the 2006 national prize for illustration.
The graphic novel in Spain: The Spanish graphic novelist Miguel Brieva gives a chat on the vitality of this genre in our country, accompanied by a sample of his work.
Generational roundtables: A dialogue between generations aimed at examining the different trends in Spanish narrative through leading figures. Following the generational scheme whereby authors with a long track record introduce younger writers to society, this year’s generational roundtable features Ignacio Martínez de Pisón and Aloma Rodríguez.
Female writers’ roundtable: Two of our most renowned female writers, Almudena Grandes and Marta Sanz, will debate on the state of women’s narrative in Spain.
Publishing Talent Meeting: Following the success of the past two events, Hay Festival Cartagena is again hosting the Publishing Talent Meeting curated by Francisco Goyanes and Ana Cañellas. It is a professional and international event open to the public and aimed at making known novel and successful experiences in the publishing industry. It is a space where booksellers, publishers and people from the world of books exchange ideas and reflect together at a time of transformation and change.
The meeting is intended to underline the work of independent bookshops and publishers, but placing special emphasis on digital publishing models, and it therefore shows projects that use online platforms and the social networks as tools for working and disseminating their catalogues. AC/E supports this project by facilitating the involvement of the following publishers: Fernando Guerrero of Abada Editorial, Diego Moreno of Nórdica Libros, Donatella Lanuzzi of Gallo Nero, Olga Martínez of Candaya Editorial and Fernando García Mongay of eCicero.es.