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Conexión Alemania - España: on the road to Frankfurt 2022

In 2022 Spain will be Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair. With this in mind a series of literary and professional encounters between publishing professionals from both countries will take place prior to the Spanish presence in Frankfurt. 

German-Spanish exchange on literature and independent publishers and booksellers

The project takes place thanks to the support of the German Foreign Office.

Professional Programme

Otra Mirada

"Otra Mirada" is an initiative of the Librería Cálamo from Zaragoza (Spain), which tries to create a space for dialogue and cooperation between independent booksellers and publishers from Spain and Latin America. The series of events has so far taken place in Zaragoza, Spain (2011), Guadalajara, Mexico (2012), Antigua, Guatemala (2017) and Bogotá, Colombia (2018).
As part of the preparations for Spain's Guest of Honour appearance at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2022, the Ibero-American dialogue will be conducted with colleagues from Germany.
The event will be in Spanish.
Participation is complimentary.
Register here.

Literary Programme

Festival Eñe

The Eñe Festival is one of the literary events where, since 2009, the literary scene and those interested in it meet every autumn in different prestigious locations in Madrid.
This year the festival will take place from November 16th to 21st under the slogan "Dystopia is dead. Long live utopia!" in a virtual format that maintains the spirit of the festival and aims to reach a larger number of visitors inside and outside of Spain.
In view of Spain's presence as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2022 and the exchange between Germany and Spain, German literature will also have a place of honour in the festival.
The event will be in Spanish.
Participation is complimentary.
Register here.

Tuesday 17th November 2020

International Literary Agencies in dialogue

Live
Speaker: Nicole Witt, Literary Agent
MertinWitt Literarische Agentur
and 3 more speakers

Skipping the lines. The picture book - by no means an easy genre!

Live
Speaker: Mariela Nagle, Bookseller
Mundo Azul
and 3 more speakers

Wednesday 18th November 2020

Bookshops: Networks, local commerce, community and expertise.

Live
Speaker: Maite Aragón, Bookseller and Entrepreneur
Caótica
and 3 more speakers

"It wasn't just temporary." The diversity of the independent publishing house. Part I.

Live
Speaker: Piero Salabè, Publisher
Hanser Verlag
and 3 more speakers

Thursday 19th November 2020

"It will also never be (temporarily)!" The diversity of the independent publishing house. Part II.

Live
Speaker: Corinna Santa Cruz, Publisher
Büchergilde Gutenberg
and 2 more speakers

What do we read? Why do we read? Audiences in search and seizure.

Live
Speaker: Heinrich von Berenberg, Verleger
Berenberg Verlag
and 3 more speakers

Friday 20th November 2020

Utopia, Dystopia and Crime Novel (German)

Live DE
Speaker: Zoë Beck, Writer, Translator and Publisher
and one more speaker

Utopie, Dystopia und Crime Novel (Spanish)

Live
Speaker: Zoë Beck, Writer, Translator and Publisher
and one more speaker

Science Fiction and future vision in the German young generation of authors (German)

Live DE
Speaker: Anja Kümmel, Writer
and one more speaker

Science Fiction and future vision in the German young generation of authors (Spanish)

Live
Speaker: Anja Kümmel, Writer
and one more speaker

Saturday 21st November 2020

Elective fatherlands, adoption languages and imagined spaces (Spanish)

Live
Speaker: María Cecilia Barbetta, Writer
and one more speaker

Humor, Satire, Dystopia and Profundity (German)

Live DE
Speaker: Niklas Maak, Writer
and 2 more speakers

Humor, Satyre, Dystopia and Profundity (Spanish)

Live
Speaker: Niklas Maak, Writer
and 2 more speakers

Challenges and utopias in contemporary theatre (German)

Live
Speaker: Roland Schimmelpfenning, Playwright
and one more speaker
Partners Conexión Alemania-España

De ida y vuelta - Inbound and Outbound: Writing and illustration for Children in German and Mexico

With the occassion of the International Children's and YA Book Fair (FILIJ) in Mexico City, the Mexican Fundación Fundación para las Letras Mexicanas (FLM) organized a two-day-event on Children's Literature. As a foretaste to the major Event in May 2021 a digital event took place on the 4th and 5th November under the title "De ida y vuelta: Escritura e ilustración para la infancia en Alemania y México“ (Inbound and Outbound: Writing and illustration for Children in Germany and Mexico). Publishers, booksellers, illustrators, authors and agents from both countries hadthe chance to discuss the current challenges and chances in the creative process and the dissemination of Children's and YA Literature. Some specific aspects that were adressed were the literary process that goes from the creation of the idea to its visual implementation in illlustrations or how books reach their target audiences specially in times of pandemic. The venue was the Casa Estudio Cien Años de Soledad where the Columbian writer and Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez wrote some of his master works. Nowadays, it serves as a literary center that belongs to the Fundación Letras Mexicanas. The event was conducted in Spanish.

 

 

Wednesday 4th November

11:30-12:30

The Children's and YA Book Landscape in Germany and Mexico 

Insights into working processes and sales point for Children's and YA Books in both book markets

Paula Peretti, Peretti Literarische Agentur, Germany

Mónica Bergna, Alboroto Ediciones, Mexico

Moderator: Geney Beltrán, Fundación para las Letras Mexicanas, Mexico

For Streaming via YouTube click on here

For Streaming via Facebook click on here

Wednesday 4th November

13:00-14:00

Views of the industry: relations between illustrators and publishers 

Overview of professional relationships: what the industry expects from illustrators  

Peggy Espinosa, Petra Ediciones, Mexico

Manuel Monroy, Illustrator, Mexico

Moderator: Alicia Espinosa, Fundación SM / Children's and YA Book Fair Commission, Mexico

For Streaming via YouTube click on here

For Streaming via Facebook click on here 

Thursday 5th November

11:30-12:30

Children’s readings: bringing together text and image

Conversation between a writer and illustrator that have worked together on a publishing project for children

María Baranda, Poet, Mexico

Gabriel Pacheco, Illustrator, Mexico

Quetzal León, Editorial SM, Mexico

For streaming via YouTube click on here

For streaming via Facebook click on here

Thursday 5th November

13:00-14:00

Children’s world: bookstores for children 

The role and different models of bookstores aimed at relationship between Chidlren and reading

Mariela Nagle, Bookstore Mundo Azul, Germany

Claudia Llañes, Bookstore Navegantes, Mexico

Moderator: Carlos Rojas, Consultant, Mexico

For streaming via YouTube click on here

For streaming via Facebook click on here

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Mariela Nagle

Bookseller and Owner of the Bookshop Mundo Azul in Berlin, Germany

Bookseller and Owner of the Bookshop Mundo Azul in Berlin, Germany

Mariela Nagle is a consultant, curator and researcher, specialised in picture books and children literature around the world. She runs the international children’s bookstore Mundo Azul in Berlin, Germany. She has been engaged in different social and cultural programmes since 2007. Mariela Nagle was a jury member at the Bologna Ragazzi Award (2018) and the National German Children Literature Award (2018).

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Carlos Rojas

Consultant, Mexico

Consultant, Mexico

He is a Journalist that has worked in the fields of book promotion and marketing at several Mexican Institutions such as the Coordinación Nacional de Literatura del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Fondo de Cultura Económica and the Bookshop’s Network Educal. He was general director of MVB Latin America, a joint-venture founded by the Frankfurter Buchmesse and MVB.

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Alicia Espinosa

CEO at Fundación SM, Mexico

CEO at Fundación SM, Mexico

Expert in Communication, Cultural Manager and Children’s and YA Literature expert. She is currently manager of the Fundación SM Mexico where she runs cultural and educational projects in an Iberoamerican network. From 2018 to 2020 she headed the Children’s and YA Books Commission of the Mexican National Book Chamber. 

 

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Mónica Bergna

Publisher at Ediciones Alboroto, Mexico

Publisher at Ediciones Alboroto, Mexico

Director and Founder of Alboroto Ediciones, a publisher of book-albums dealing with social topics. She was awarded the Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publishers of the Year in the category Central and South America 2020. Besides the recent launch of Alboroto, she has been working in the publishing sector for over 25 years, among which she dedicated 18 years to Ediciones Tecolote, which was nominated to the BOP Prize too. 

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Gabriel Pacheco

Illustrator, Mexico

Illustrator, Mexico

Gabriel studied Set Design at the Mexican National Institute for Fine Arts and has been working as illustrator ever since 1998. He obtained a special awarding in the category New Horizons of the Bologna Ragazzi Prize in 2009 CJ Picture Book Prize in 2010. His books were featured in the White Ravens List of the Munich Library and the Catalogue 50 books/covers of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. 

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Quetzal León

Graphic Designer and Illustrator, Mexico

Graphic Designer and Illustrator, Mexico

Graphic Designer and Illustrator, he has received several Design prizes and his works have been featured in some international Design and Illustration exhibits such as a! Diseño, the Illustration Bienale of Bratislava or the Lahti Poster Trienal. His illustration works have been exhibited in many countries.

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Román Rivas

Cartoonist, Mexico

Cartoonist, Mexico

Born in 1975 in Mexico City, he is cartoonist, vignettist and illustrator. His worked appeared in some important newspapers such as El Día, Milenio Diario (Mil Cosas Más), Hoy Novedades and magazines like Expansión, Variopinto, Mexicanísmo, Liberación MX.  

 

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Maria Baranda

Poet, Mexico

Poet, Mexico

Born in Mexico City, she has written several poetical works. Her work has been published in Belgium, Canada, USA, China and England and has been translated into several languages. She received honours at White Ravens, Ragazzi Awards and the International Honour List of the Book on Board for Young People. She works as mentor for the Fundación para las Letras Mexicanas.

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Claudia Illanes

Illustrator and Educator, Mexico

Illustrator and Educator, Mexico

Bolivian illustrator and educator currently living in Mexico. Her work as illustrator has received acknowledgements in several forums the International Art Contest for Children by Hispanic Artists 201 in Las Vegas. She obtained likewise honors for her work at the Sharjah Children´s Reading Festival 2018, and the International Children´s and YA Book Fair in Mexico City. 

 

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Paula Peretti

Literary Agent at Peretty Literary Agency, Germany

Literary Agent at Peretty Literary Agency, Germany

She is a literary agent that has worked for 25 years as editor and later as editorial director for children’s and YA literature in publishing houses in Germany (Patmos, Sauerländer, Boje/Baumhaus). In 2017 she founded Peretti Literary Agency in Cologne, specializing in projects, authors and illustrators for young readers; the Agency also handles translation rights from the US, Canada, UK and Australia into the German speaking market.

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Manuel Monroy

Graphic Designer and Illustrator, Mexico

Graphic Designer and Illustrator, Mexico

He is graphic designer and illustrator. He received some prizes such as the NOMA Concours Encouragement Prize in Japan (2000), the Art Direction Gold World Metal in the frame of the New York Film Festival of 2009. His professional and private production have been included into many exhibitions in Cuba, Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Czech Republic and Mexico. 

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Peggy Espinosa

Publisher and Designer at Petra Ediciones, Mexico

Publisher and Designer at Petra Ediciones, Mexico

She is publisher and designer at Petra Ediciones since 1990. She received several honours on national and international level such as the Prize for best publishing work at the Guadalajara Book Fair 2015, the Latin American Book Design Prize 2016 at the Book Fair Buenos Aires. She has taught courses and has given workshops in different countries and for various institutions such as the National Book Center in Venezuela or the Catalan Ramon Llul Institute.

 

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Fundación Letras Mexicanas

Mexican Institution with focus on literature

Mexican Institution with focus on literature

The FLM is a Mexican Institution that promotes reflection and discussion on literature. It seeks to create an space that forsters dialogue, the encounter of different generations.

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Auswärtiges Amt

German Foreign Office

German Foreign Office

As the third pillar of the German Foreign Policy the international cultural and educational policies represent an essential basis for stable international relations.

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