40th Buenos Aires International Book Fair

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The 40th Buenos Aires International Book Fair will take place from April 24th to May 12th, 2014, occupying the "Azul", "Verde", "Amarillo", "Rojo", "Ocre", "Blanco", and Nº 9 pavilions of La Rural exhibition complex, and Palacio Frers. As every year, it will feature conferences, round-tables, talks with prestigious national and international intellectuals, book presentations, shows, activities for children and teenagers, events for specialists and publishing professionals, and book sales of literature in all languages.

The Fair is the largest of its kind in the Spanish speaking world. It is considered one of the most important cultural and editorial events in Latin America, and a meeting point for authors, editors, book sellers, distributors, teachers, librarians, scientists, and over 1,200,000 readers from around the world.

One of the outstanding features of the Fair is the participation of internationally renowned authors. Paul Auster and J.M. Coetzee, Nobel Prize of Literature in 2003, will offer one of their famous talks on Sunday 27 at 6.30 pm.
Some of the other outstanding intellectuals that have confirmed their presence this year are:  Izzeldin Abuelaish (Palestine),Ziraldo Alves Pinto (Brasil), Jacques Ancet (France), Temsula Ao (India), Carlos Mateo Balmelli (Paraguay), Jorge Baradit (Chile), Mario Bellatín (Peru/Mexico), Piedad Bonett (Colombia), Arno Camenisch (Switzerland), Silvia Eugenia Castillero (Mexico), Ricardo Cayuela (Mexico), Lucy Chau (Panama), Enric Corbera (Spain), Anne Marie Chartier (France), James Dashner (USA), Sergio del Molino (Spain), Sebastián del Pino Rubio (Chile), Michael Antonio Deltoro (Mexico), Denise Desaute ls (Canada), Christopher Domínguez (Mexico), Katunaric Drazen (Croatia), Eugenio Echeverría (Mexico), Diamela Eltit (Chile), Pedro Enríquez (Spain), Albert Espinosa (Spain), Mercedes Estramil (Uruguay), Éric Faye (France), Rodrigo Fresán (Argentina / Spain), Benjamín Galemiri (Chile), Esther Gerritsen (Holland), Manuel Gil (Spain), Luis González Martín (Spain), William Gordon (USA), Grazia Gotti (Italia), Almudena Grandes (Spain), David Held (England), Nina Jäckle (Germany), Darío Jaramillo Agudelo (Colombia), Keorapetse Kgositsile (South Africa), Eduardo Lalo (Puerto Rico), Pedro Lemebel (Chile), Valerio Magrelli (Italy), Tryno Maldonado (Mexico), Owen Martell (UK), Koike Masayo (Japan), Laurent Mauvignier (France), Eduardo Melo (Brasil), Edel Morales (Cuba), Rosabetty Muñoz (Chile), Diego Muñoz (Chile), Claudio Naranjo (Chile), Julia Navarro (Spain), Leonardo Padura (Cuba), Edmundo Paz Soldán (Bolivia), Arturo Pérez-Reverte (Spain), Juan Ignacio Pozo (Spain), Dominique Raccah (USA), Rodrigo Rey Rosa (Guatemala), Juany Rojas (Chile), Pilar Sordo (Chile), Juan Pablo Sutherland (Chile), Bill Swainson (England), Iván Thays (Peru), Julio Trujillo (Mexico), Andrew Wylie (USA).

The special activities of the Fair this year include: a Book Reading Marathon; the International Poetry Festival; a Story-telling meeting; free courses and workshops; theater, dance, and music shows; kids and youth sectors.

The guest city at the Fair this year will be Sao Pablo, with the presentation of its best authors at Pabellon Amarillo, among them: Cadâo Volpato, Fernando Bonassi, Rafael Coutinho, Heloísa Prieto, Reinaldo Moraes, Juliana Frank, Ricardo Lisias, Arnaldo Antunes, Marcos Siscar, Carla Caffé, Ivana Arruda, Marçal Aquino, Maria Cecilia Gomes dos Reis, Lucrecia Zappi, Paula Fábrio, Fabricio Corsaletti, Alberto Martins, Shirley Sousa, Índigo, Regina Machado, Ilan Brnnan, Gilles Eduard, Lourenço Mutarelli, Andrea Del Fuego, Emílio Fraia, Ignacio de Loyola Brandão, Ricardo Azevedo.

On Saturday, April 26th, the fair will join the celebrations of "The Day of the City", with special activities, games, raffles, book signings, and music shows. On that day the Book Fair will remain open until 1 am, with free entrance after 9.00 pm.

Location: La Rural Exhibition Center, Ave. Santa Fe and Sarmiento, Palermo, Buenos Aires.
Dates: April 24th through May 12th, 2014
Opening hours:

Monday to Friday: 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, Sundays and Thursday May 1st (Holiday): 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Entry fees:

Monday to Thursday (except May 1st): AR$ 25.
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and May 1st Holiday: AR$ 40.
Children under 12, free
Saturday April 26, after 9 pm: free.
Chequelibro AR$25. With the purchase of each entry ticket visitors will receive a check with a value of AR$25 to use at any of the participating bookstores in the country.

For further information, visit the 40th International Buenos Aires Book Fair official website.

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