2009 Guest of Honor:
Nuestra Señora la Reina de Los Angeles
Los Angeles is the first city to participate as Guest of Honor of the Guadalajara International Book Fair. The city is presenting a program that will allow visitors to the Fair to confirm why Los Angeles is considered one of the most dynamic cultural centers in the American continent and the United States.
A natural bridge between Mexican and American culture, Los Angeles is also a city that has been able to acquire a unique identity relating to cultural production, the trademark that distinguishes its delegation, comprised of around 50 authors, 20 academics, 14 artists and theater companies. The program also includes 7 visual arts exhibitions and a film series presenting classic and contemporary films designed to showcase the diverse perspectives on its urban landscape, its culture and people.
“For a long time, Los Angeles and Guadalajara have been capitals of creativity, cornerstones for diversity and centers of rich culture, fabulous art and excellent and innovative profound history,” said Los Angeles Mayor, Antonio R. Villaraigosa. “Our two cities and countries are united by a shared heritage and history, and with much delight we are looking forward to presenting our talents and strengthen the bonds between the United States and Mexico through our role as Guest of Honor of the Guadalajara International Book Fair.”
Two books that will be featured in the Los Angeles Pavilion:
Some writers slated to be here this week:
Michael Jaime Becerra
Yxta Maya Murray