The Cultural Entrepreneurship Group of the Ministry of Culture, the National Library of Colombia and the Colombian Book Chamber launched the second edition of Reading Colombia. A selection of contemporary Colombian authors, this program aims to promote the contemporary Colombian literature abroad by providing grants to international publishers for the translation of literary works selected in the catalog. In 2018, the first edition offered twelve (12) grants to support the translation of Colombian authors into six languages by publishing houses of Canada, Denmark, Egypt, the United States, Italy and Turkey.

The 2019 catalog gathers fifty (50) titles selected by a group of experts from over two hundred and ten (210) works nominated by forty (40) publishing houses across the country.

Authors

A selection of contemporary Colombian authors that are part of the second edition of Reading Colombia catalog:

Adelaida Fernández, Alejandra Algorta, Alejandra Omaña, Alonso Sánchez Baute, Andrea Mejía, Celso Román, César Pagano, Conrado Zuluaga, Cristina Bendek, Daniel Ferreira, Dayana Zapata, Evelio Rosero, Fanny Buitrago, Fátima Vélez, Fernando Molano Vargas, Francisco Barrios, Gerardo Meneses Claros, Gustavo López Ramírez, Helena Iriarte, Humberto Ballesteros Capasso, Irene Vasco, Isabel Botero, Ivar Da Coll, Jairo Buitrago, Javier Ortiz Cassiani, Javier Riveros, John Fitzgerald Torres, José Zuleta Ortiz, Juan Álvarez, Juan Carlos Garay, Juan Manuel Roca, Juan Manuel Santos, Juan Miguel Álvarez, Juliana Ángel, Juliana Muñoz Toro, Lina Parra, Lina Tono, Luis González Sarmiento, Luisa Noguera Arrieta, Manuel José Rincón Domínguez, Marcela Villegas, María del Mar Ramón, María Elvira Samper, María Ospina, Mariángela Urbina, Melba Escobar, Mery Yolanda Sánchez, Mónica Gil Restrepo, Octavio Escobar Giraldo, Pablo Montoya, Paola Guevara, Philip Potdevin, Piedad Bonnett, Pilar Lozano, Rafael Baena, Ramón Cote Baraibar, Ricardo Silva Romero, Salvador Aguilera, Tatiana Andrade, Valentina Calvache, Vera Grabe Loewnherz and Yolanda Reyes.

Publishers