Brazil will be the guest country of honor at the Book and Culture Fair in Medellín, Colombia, which will seek to accentuate the cultural exchange between the two countries in its 11th edition, and pay homage to Colombian literature, announced Thursday. organizers.
In the presentation of the fair, which will be held between September 10 and 17 with 300 national and international guests, it was informed that the Brazilian delegation will be formed by more than 42 writers, editors, literary journalists, authors, illustrators, graffiti artists, and artists.
“For the first time, there is a guest country. There are many things that unite us with Brazil, which comes with different artistic representations, many writers, and their gastronomy,” Medellín Mayor Federico Gutiérrez told reporters.
According to the minister-counselor of the Brazilian embassy in Colombia, Maurício Fernando Dias Fávero, the Brazilian delegation will arrive at the fair with more than 8,000 titles, which will present a “range of diversity” to reaffirm the sealed union between the two countries after the tragedy of the Chapecoense flight.
Among the guests of the Brazilian delegation will be the writer Ana Maria Machado, a winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Prize, considered the Nobel of children’s literature, besides Ciça Fittipaldi, Odilon Moraes, and Luiz Ruffato, among others.
Also attending the fair in Medellín are the poet Ana Paula Maia, the young writer João Paulo Cuenca and Erick Nepomuceno, one of the translators of the Colombian Nobel Gabriel García Márquez for Portuguese.
The fair will include 640 workshops to promote reading, more than 90 book launches, 104 stands and 34 conferences.