Buenos Aires is the cultural epicenter of Latin America, a cosmopolitan city rich with intellectual activities. Authors both local and international take part as the Fair is in motion, intensifying this movement.
Among the authors who will take part of the Fair in 2018 are: Yasmina Reza, Paul Auster, Mario Vargas Llosa, Juan Villoro, Dan Wells, Piedad Bonnet, Camilla Läckberg, Elvira Sastre y Richard Ford.
Argentinian writers Laura Alcoba, Eduardo Sacheri, Sergio Olguín, Jorge Boccanera, Leila Guerriero, Elvio Gandolfo y Pablo De Santis will also take part in this year’s edition. The inauguration speech will be given by Claudia Piñeiro.
Young adults’ scene
After successful talks and presentations in the previous editions, 2018 will see a new International Booktubers Summit with many Spanish world readers. There will be several activities centered around bloggers and bookstagrammers.
All young-adult activities will be boosted by the presence of several international young writers in this year’s edition.
Latin-American Writers Dialogue
From May 5 to May 8
The sixth edition of the Dialogue will see writers from across the continent meet their Argentinian counterparts to voice opinions, pose literary problems in common, debate about professional strategies and, above all, to stimulate each other’s book readings.
Argentinian Writers Dialogue
From May 2 to May 4
In its 5th edition, reading will be its main topic. Narrators, poets and essayists will exchange experiences which will include local, Argentinian and Latin-American traditions.
From May 11 to May 13
One of the Fair’s most prestigious and sought after activities, filled with international specialists.
International Summit of Storytellers
From May 4 to May 6
A space looking to incentivize the spoken word and raise the value of the richness of oral storytelling. Since its start this section weaves connections which help consolidate the narration movement, inviting storytellers of all ages, places and walks of life.
International Festival of Poetry
From April 27 to April 29
This section has become a true international space where people honor poetry and share their passion for words. Poets from Argentina and around the world will participate in recitals, share their latest work and discuss the current prominence of the genre.
May 7, 18:30 hs
Manuel Puig’s work will be read by significant cultural and media figures for two hours.
The marathon is a reading motivation and socialization activity, in which artists and communicators serve as a bridge between Literature and the public.
May 10, 18:30 hs
A brief and provocative genre, which means more than it says and whose irony demands the clever malice of its reader. Established micro-fiction writers will welcome the young voices of the genre.
In addition to offering one of the biggest books’ expo in Latin-America, the Book Fair displays a never-seen offer of cultural activities: open to public activities that includes specific themes related to literature, arts, history, science and language. This way, the Fair wants to contribute with the cultural formation of the visitants, allowing the creation of debating and dialoguing communities.
The next year, the Book Fair proposes an interesting academic schedule with seminars imparted by renowned academics and specialists. The conferences are ambitious and brings into consideration a great variety of cultural topics.
A place for scientific divulgation that offers a continuous agenda of activities imparted by researchers, scientists and communicators, and that allows visitors to interact, participate, and comprehend how Science and Technology are present in our daily life.
Emerging and experimental culture
One of the finest ways to get in touch with the future of literature. An area that considers new writers and esthetics through activities with non-conventional formats: from poetry marathons to video-game festivals, interactive exhibitions, conferences and parties.
A technological territory where visitors can get in touch with electronic books. An invitation to experience different Reading Devices that coexist in the market.
A space developed for the tiniest visitors of the Book Fair! It offers a special schedule oriented to children’s books diffusion, workshops, storytelling and shows. Besides, it has a library that kids can use whenever they want to! This area intends to incentive the early-contact between children and books, in an environment full of freedom and joy.
Countries and Provinces
The Book Fair is a multicultural celebration, a meeting place where different communities can share and spread their traditions. The countries and provinces that participate in the exposition may select a specific day in the Book Fair’s schedule and prepare special activities to celebrate that day. This way, they’re able to share with the public their music, dances and typical food. They also offer book signings and different conferences.
The Buenos Aires Book Fair feels pride for being one of the biggest cultural sceneries in Latin-America, year after year allowing direct contact between writers and readers. One of the typical landscapes of the Book Fair is the one showing writers signing books in different stands, joined by long lines of visitors waiting for their turn. The moment of the reunion between readers and writer is unique and remains eternal in paper, in the signed book that each visitor takes home.