The Ministry of Culture of Colombia is continuously developing strategies to create viable conditions for circulation of Colombian Culture abroad. This includes, as a priority, the cultural industries and their integration with international markets and other productive sectors. The two editions of the project Reading Colombia: A selection of contemporary Colombian authors, has had a notoriously positive impact on the editorial sector.
For the 2019 open call, Colombian publishers presented 210 tittles of national authors to be considered for the catalog of the Project that features 50 books and offers up to 10 translation grants to promote and co-finance their publishing abroad.
The Colombian contemporary authors featured in this catalog, will take highlight at international publishing events and the translation of their tittles (into English, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Arab, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and the Nordic Countries languages, invited to the 2020 Bogotá International Book Fair), will enable and renew the networks between Colombia´s publishers and those abroad, who are opening the doors to our literature, fiction and non-fiction towards new horizons.
May this be a new opportunity to spread Colombian literature and introduce new and avid readers around the world to the fifty different visions of our country portrayed on these books.