The National Endowment for the Arts and the City of Los Angeles
Department of Cultural Affairs to Announce Artists and Authors
for Guadalajara International Book Fair
LITERARY ARTISTS (Confirmed Authors in Alphabetical Order)
A selection of the most prominent Los Angeles based authors will be featured in a series of panel discussions and individual author readings. Planned discussions include “Homanje A Bradbury,” featuring Ray Bradbury discussing his life and work, the “Mexicanization of LA,” “LA Writer’s From Abroad,” “Filmmakers,” and “Chicanismo.”
Michael Jaime Becerra
Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
Yxta Maya Murray
NON-PROFIT PRESSES (In Alphabetic Order)
The Los Angeles Guest of Honor pavilion will include books and journals for sale from more than twenty nonprofit publishers in the L.A. area or that offer books by L.A. authors or about the city. In addition to having their books for sale, the following publishers will have senior staff representatives in the pavilion to meet with book buyers, media, potential authors, and rights representatives.
Children's Book Press (CBP) (www.childrensbookpress.org) is a San Francisco-based nonprofit publishing house founded in 1975 that focuses on multicultural and bilingual literature, offering children a sense of their culture and history through beautifully illustrated books. CBP’s books have won numerous awards, including the Coretta Scott King Award. In particular, CBP publishes books by and about people from the Latino, African American, Asian American, Native American, and multiracial communities. Their forthcoming bilingual titles include My Papa Diego and Me / Mi papá Diego y yo, by Guadalupe Rivera Marín, daughter of muralist Diego Rivera.
Heyday Institute (www.heydaybooks.com) in Berkeley was founded in 1974 by Malcolm Margolin, who continues as the press’s publisher. Heyday specializes in books that foster an understanding of California history, literature, art, environment, social issues, and culture. In particular, Heyday is known for its anthologies promoting the cultural and natural landscape of California, and numerous recent titles explore the rich artistic history of Los Angeles through literature and photography.
Getty Publications (www.getty.edu/bookstore) of Los Angeles issues books that complement and often result from the work of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Research Institute. Its subject areas include art, photography, archaeology, architecture, conservation, and the humanities for both general and academic audiences. Recent titles vary from illustrated exhibition catalogues and studies of individual artists to works on cultural history and critical editions of translated works to educational books for children.
Red Hen Press (www.redhen.org) in Granada Hills is a publisher of poetry, literary fiction, and nonfiction. With a backlist of more than 100 titles, the press issues 6-12 new titles each year. Red Hen builds
audiences for literature by fostering the literacy of youth and by bringing distinguished and emerging writers to the public. The press also sponsors the Geffen Reading Series, the Ruskin Reading Series, and the literary journal The Los Angeles Review. Their authors include Percival Everett, Scott Timberg, and Tom Hayden.
Small Press Distribution (SPD) (www.spdbooks.org) , the nation’s only exclusively literary distributor, markets small press titles to bookstores, libraries, educators, and other readers. SPD exhibits at conferences and has an online catalogue of 13,000 literary titles. Located in Berkeley, it disseminates catalogues featuring approximately 450 new books, as well as a biweekly email of recommended titles. Dozens of California presses will be represented at the FIL by SPD.
Tia Chucha Press (www.tiachucha.com) is the publishing division of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural, a nonprofit cultural/arts and learning center. In addition to arts workshops, events, and a culturally focused independent bookstore operated by the cultural center, Tia Chucha has distinguished itself through publishing poetry and other literary works, including collections by Linda Susan Jackson, Manazar Gamboa, Virgil Suarez, and Michael Warr. Tia Chucha Press was established in 1989 by Luis J. Rodriguez.
The University of California Press (www.ucpress.edu) is one of the six largest scholarly publishers in the United States. Founded in 1893, it is also among the nation’s oldest and most distinguished university presses. As the nonprofit publishing arm of the ten-campus University of California system, UC Press’s mission is to advance scholarship and learning in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences by developing and disseminating books, journals, and digital resources of enduring value to readers worldwide. UC Press publishes approximately 200 books and 40 journals annually on international and national topics. In addition to art, music, cinema and media studies, classics, and literature titles, UC Press is the major publisher of books pertaining to California and the West.
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