29th International Book Fair of Bogotá, FilBo (CO)
Subjective Atlas of Colombia in the Dutch Pavilion
The Netherlands was be guest of honour at the Filbo, the Feria Internacional del Libro de Bogotá 2016, which took place from April 19th to May 2nd 2016. The Bogota Book Fair ranks, after Gudalajara and Buenos Aires, as the third largest book fair for a general audience in Latin-America. The literary events will last the full two weeks of the fair and will include performances, presentations, interviews, expositions and workshops.
In addition to renown Dutch authors as Cees Nooteboom, Mano Bouzamour, Tommy Wieringa, Maxim Februari, Rosabelle Illes (Aruba), Laura Quast and Sytze van der Veen, also the authors of the Subjective atlas of Colombia were invited. The Dutch guest of honour programme was organised by the Dutch Embassy in Bogotá in cooperation with the Dutch Foundation for Literature and the Cámara del Libro Colombiana.
FILBO is an annual international fair that attracts visitors of various profiles and promotes retail and wholesale products and services for the publishing industry. The Bogotá International Book Fair started in 1987, after identifying a need to hold a professional fair that would foster the development of a massive promotional reading campaign, through a national and international interest cultural program, and an organized quality exhibition of national and international publishing funds.
The Fair is one of the most representative and traditional cultural events of our country but specifically in Colombia’s capital city. In addition, it is internationally recognized and has become one of the most important high level events in Latin America. The fair represents an important space for business and the most important book event for the national and international publishing sector, which also promotes and encourages reading habits.
Annelys de Vet and Hugo Herrera Tobon presented the atlas at the fair and in different academic and professional institutions of Bogotá, like Fundación Universitaria del Area Andina, Sociedad Colombiana de Arquitectos and Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano.