Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz award is presented to the FIL Guadalajara – El Sol de México

The Guadalajara International Book Fair was recognized with the Prize Sor Juana Ines De La Cruz 2024, “for his work in promoting the reading and the Spanish-speaking publishing industry.”

With the presence of part of the organizing team of the fairJuan Duarte Cuadrado, ambassador of Spain in Mexico, who will be the guest country in the next edition of the literary meeting, authorities and university community, the award was received by Marisol Schulz, director of the FIL Guadalajarafrom the hands of Carmen López-Portillo Romano, rector of the University of the Claustro de Sor Juana, UCS.

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“There are dreams, like the one described in the unfathomable poem ‘First Dream’ by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, which are the route to obtaining greater knowledge. The FIL Guadalajara It is that enormous dream where the thought, the culture and the literature of all nations converge, recognize each other and dialogue in a single language,” said Schulz upon receiving the award.

The official remembered the deceased Raúl Padilla López, founder of the FIL in 1987, as a “visionary”, who also promoted other cultural projectsAs the International Film Festival in Guadalajara or cultural venues such as the Telmex Auditorium, University Cultural Center of the University of Guadalajara.

For her part, Carmen López-Portillo Romano, highlighted the work of the FIL as an event that promotes the exercise of memory through books. “In spaces like the FIL “We can recover from forgetfulness, indifference, restlessness, apathy, because we recognize in the encounter with those people who are examples and inspiration, that our lives are enriched, that our being increases,” he said.

“I want to emphasize that the FIL “It is one of the spaces for defending freedom of thought and expression, for respecting consciences, and that is why we value and applaud its existence,” he noted.

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“The FIL was born, has grown and has been consolidated in the historical context of our country until it has become one of the most representative and rich cultural activities in Mexico and Latin America. It is a space that cultivates cultureastonishment, discovery, is one of the houses of the word, the ideal place to promote our language and the encounter with different areas of knowledge,” added the rector.

Over the course of 19 years, they have received the Prize Sor Juana Ines De La Cruz cultural personalities such as Carlos Monsiváis, Leonora Carrington, Teodoro González de León, Elena Poniatowska, Fernando del Paso and Margo Glantz.

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