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ALMA visits the Guadalajara International Book Fair


The Guadalajara International Book Fair, Mexico.
Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) will participate in the Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL) in Mexico at the end of November. This is the most important publishing gathering in Ibero-America, and the second largest book fair in the world after the Frankfurt Book Fair. It is award Director Helen Sigeland’s first visit to Guadalajara: –The Guadalajara International Book Fair is an important forum of us in our efforts to increase awareness of ALMA worldwide. We have very good experiences of our relationship with the book fair, and I am very much looking forward to making new contacts, sharing experiences and getting more knowledge on literature from this part of the world. And of course to experience the amazing book fair itself! ALMA is also represented by Mats Berggren, author and member of the jury, who is invited to lecture on reading promotion and previous ALMA recipients. The book fair is open between November 24 and December 2, and applies to both the general public and professionals. Last year, publishing houses from 43 countries exhibited at the fair and the number of visitors exceeded 659 000.