Cynan Jones at the Gudalajara International Bookfair

Cynan Jones at the Gudalajara International Bookfair

Cynan Jones will celebrate the publication of La tejonera, the Spanish translation of his novel The Dig, at the Guadalajara International Bookfair, Mexico, the largest market in the world for Spanish language publications, on December 1st 2014.

The Dig by Cynan Jones has been selected for our 2014 -2015 Bookcase. The bookcase is selected annually by the Exchange, as a window to recent Welsh literary works, which we recommend for translation.

As a guest at the Gudalajara International Bookfair, Cynan Jones will not only launch the Spanish translation of his novel, but also hold a workshop at Preparatoria de Tonalá Norte and discuss his work with authors, Antoine Volodine (France), Sasja Janssen (The Netherlands), Leena Parkkinen (Finland) as part of the bookfair’s European Literature Festival.

This is the second time that Wales Literature Exchange has worked with the Guadalajara International Bookfair. In 2012, with the support of Literature Across Frontiers, the poet Owen Sheers visited the fair to launch a Spanish translation of his poems by celebrated poet and novelist, Andrés Neuman.

Cynan Jones' visit to the Guadalajara International Bookfair is supported by Wales Arts International.

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