Feeling the FIL
The Guadalajara Book Fair (Feria Internacional del Libro – FIL) has become the most important book fair in Latin America and the Spanish language market.
More than 800,000 people are expected to visit the fair, which this year celebrates his 30 anniversary, and will stay open until next Sunday.
More figures: 650 authors, 23 languages, more than 400,000 titles exhibited. However, only three of them belong to Eduardo Mendoza, the well-known Barcelona novelist that just won the Premio Cervantes award 2016, the most prestigious literary award in Spain.
Eduardo Mendoza most popular novel is The City of Marvels (1986), a novel about Barcelona in the end of the nineteenth century.
The Spanish book market is wide, but quite divided too: Barcelona authors struggle to be known in Madrid, and at the same time Spain authors in general have to make efforts to become popular in Latin America, home of numerous writers as well.