BEA Global Market Forum: Spanish Publishing

BEA in partnership with the Ministry of Culture of Spain, the Federation of Spanish Publishers (Federacion De Gremios De Editores De Espana) and the Spanish Trade Commission are delighted to announce that Spain and Spanish Publishing will be the focus of the highly regarded BEA Global Market Forum program.

The powerful Spanish publishing industry is eager to embrace the opportunity to engage the large Spanish language readership in the USA, and beyond. Spanish reading has developed a mainstream audience in the US, while Spanish language literature is successfully translated and gaining wide recognition with English language readers. The Spanish publishing industry continues to expand in powerful and innovative ways. Together this will make the "BEA Global Market Forum: Spanish Publishing" an outstanding opportunity to both explore new fields for business co-operations and reading. The presentations under the banner of this event will include a one day series of educational conference programs at BEA on May 25, 2010. The Global Market Forum has grown to include cultural activities throughout New York City that run concurrently with BEA at literary landmarks like the New York Public Library.

Friday / Viernes, May 21

09:00am – 4:00pm
Symposium “Literature for Children and Young Adults”/ Jornada Técnica “ELE” en el Simposio “Literatura Infantil y Juvenil”
Special Guest / Invitado especial: Miguel Calatayud,, Premio Nacional de Ilustración 2009
(In cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, Spain / En cooperación con el Ministerio de Cultura, España)
Location / Lugar: Instituto Cervantes, New York
211 East 49th Street; New York, NY 10017; Tel.: (212) 308 7720

Monday / Lunes, May 24

Spanish Poetry Reading / Recital poético
Location / Lugar: Nuyorican Poet's Cafe (East Village)
236 East 3rd St. (bet. Avenue B and Avenue C); New York, NY 10009; Tel.(212) 505-8183
Speakers / Ponentes: Isabel Cadenas and Ana Merino

Tuesday / Martes, May 25

9:00am – 10:00am
“New Digital Technologies in Spain and the US” / Panel sobre “Las nuevas tecnologías en el mundo digital en España y EE.UU.”
Location / Lugar: Javits Center - 1E17
Speakers / Ponentes: Jesús Badenes (Planeta), Larry Bennett (Baker & Taylor), Patricia Arancibia (Barnes and, Arantxa Mellado (Ediciona)
Moderator: Arantxa Mellado (Ediciona)

10:00am – 10:30am
Coffee / Café break
Location / Lugar: Javits Center

10:30am – 10:45am
Publishing in Spain. An Overview. / Panorámica de la edición española
Location / Lugar: Javits Center - 1E17
Speakers / Ponentes: Antonio Maria de Ávila (Director Ejecutivo Federación de Gremios de Editores de España/Executive Director Spanish Association of Publishers Guilds)

10:45am – 11:30am
Spanish Publishing: Children’s Books / La oferta editorial española – Libro Infantil
Location / Lugar: Javits Center SALA 1E17
Speakers / Ponentes: Eduardo Yagüe (Grupo SM), Rafael Ros (Editorial Corimbo) Eva Mejuto (OQO Editora) Ramón Casals (Editorial Combel) Teresa Mlawer (Lectorum)
Moderator: Teresa Mlawer (Lectorum)

11:30am – 12:15pm
Spanish Publishing: Fiction / La oferta editorial española – Ficción
Location / Lugar: Javits Center - 1E17
Speakers / Ponentes: Juan González (Santillana) Jesús Badenes (Planeta), Blanca Rosa Roca (Roca Editorial); Claudio López Lamadrid (Random House)
Moderator: Blanca Rosa Roca (Roca Editorial)

12:15pm– 1:00pm
Spanish Publishing: Distribution of Books in Spanish in the US / La oferta editorial española – Distribución del Libro Español en EE.UU.
Location / Lugar: Javits Center - 1E17
Speakers / Ponentes: Queta Fernández (Baker & Taylor); Carlos Azula (Random House); Lucía Laratelli (Spanish Publishers); Ernesto Martínez (Borders); Linda Goodman (Bilingual Publications), Silvia Matute (Santillana USA), Amanda Schilling (Barnes&Noble)
Moderator: Silvia Matute (Santillana USA)

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Lunch break / Almuerzo
Location / Lugar: Javits Center - 1E17

2:00pm – 3:00pm
“Translations from Spanish into English: Overview, potentials and hurdles” / “Traducciones del español al inglés: panorámica general, oportunidades y obstáculos”
Location / Lugar: Javits Center - 1E17
Speakers / Ponentes: Esther Allen, translator, director Center of Literary Translation, Columbia University; Valerie Miles, Granta en Español; Jesus Badenes, Editorial Planeta; Barbara Epler, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, News Directions (moderator)
Recently, a significant number of translations of Spanish books, notably fiction, has succeeded with American readers. What are the lessons to learn? What are the perspectives ahead? / Recientemente, un número significativo de traducciones de libros en español ha tenido éxito entre los lectores americanos. ¿Cuáles son las lecciones a aprender?. ¿Cuáles son las perspectivas?

3:00pm – 4:00pm
“Selling rights into the Spanish language markets” / “Venta de derechos a los mercados de la lengua española”
Location / Lugar: Javits Center - 1E17
Speakers / Ponentes: Diana Finch, agent, AAR; Blanca Rosa Roca, Roca Editorial: Chris Keneally, Copyright Clearence Center (moderator)
Case studies and best practices. Territorial issues between Spain and Latin America. The role of agents and scouts. The role of Spanish language publishing within the US. / Estudios de casos prácticos y mejores prácticas. Disputas territoriales entre España y Latinoamérica. El papel de los agentes y los scouts. El papel de la edición en español en Estados Unidos.

Round Table on Spanish fiction / Mesa Redonda sobre la situación de la ficción en España
Location / Lugar: Instituto Cervantes, New York
211 East 49th Street; New York, NY 10017; Tel.: (212) 308 7720
Speakers / Ponentes: Juan Gómez Jurado, Elvira Lindo, Eduardo Mendoza, Antonio Muñoz Molina, Fernando Savater, Eduardo Lago
Moderador/Moderator: Barbara Probst-Solomon

Wednesday / Miércoles, May 26

New Spanish Translations / Nuevas traducciones de español
Location / Lugar: Javits Center – Uptown Stage
Authors / Autores: Elvira Lindo, Juan Gomez-Jurado and Alejandro Zambra

Ceremony to confer the Medal of the Order of Isabel la Católica on the President of the New York Public Library,Dr. Paul LeClerc, by the Spanish Minister of Culture / Acto de entrega de la Medalla de la Orden de Isabel la Católica al Presidente de la New York Public Library, Paul LeClerc, por la Ministra de Cultura de España
Location / Lugar: The New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street. New York, NY 10018. Tel. (212) 592-7700
Conversation on Books with / Charla sobre libros con: Eduardo Mendoza, David Remnick, and Paul LeClerc

Presentation/Presentation: Nueva Gramática de la Lengua Española
Location / Lugar: Instituto Cervantes, New York
211 East 49th Street; New York, NY 10017; Tel.: (212) 308 7720
Sponsored by / Con patrocinio: Instituto Cultural Mexicano de Nueva York, Consulado General del Perú en Nueva York, Editorial Espasa Calpe (delegación en México).
Speakers / Ponentes: Ignacio Bosque (Real Academia Española de la Lengua), Gerardo Piña-Rosales (Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española), Rodolfo Cerrón-Palomino (Academia Peruana de la Lengua), Jaime Labastida (Academia Mexicana de la Lengua)

Juan Gómez Jurado, Simon & Schuster
Location / Lugar: Mid Manhattan Library
455 Fifth Avenue 4th Floor; New York, NY 10016; Tel. (212) 340-0833
A conversation with Juan Gómez Jurado / Encuentro en la biblioteca con Juan Gómez Jurado

A conversation with Spanish Writers / Encuentro con autores españoles
Location / Lugar: McNally Jackson Bookstore
52 Prince St. (b/t Lafayette & Mulberry), New York, NY 10012 - Tel.212.274.1160
Authors / Autores: Eduardo Mendoza, Ana Merino y Fernando Savater

Thursday / Jueves, May 27

Authors of Spain: Spanish Fiction and the American Allure / Autores españoles: la novela española y la atracción americana
Location / Lugar: Javits Center: Midtown stage
Authors: Eduardo Lagos; Eduardo Mendoza
Host: Christopher Keenly, Copyright Clearance Center

Panel “Spanish Fiction & American Popular Culture” / Panel “La novela española y la cultura popular americana”
Location / Lugar: The Graduate Center-CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street. Room 9206/9207 NewYork, NY10016. T. (212) 817-7000
Authors / Autores: Eduardo Mendoza, Antonio Muñoz Molina, Juan Gómez-Jurado
Moderator / Moderador: Jerry Carlson
With the collaboration of / Con la colaboración de: The Bildner Center for Western Hemispheric Studies
Registration is required, please call at (212) 817-2096 or e-mail to

Friday / Viernes, May 28

Two sights to the “res publica”: A conversation between Fernando Savater and Philip Pettit / Dos miradas a la “res publica”: Encuentro entre los filósofos Fernando Savater y Philip Pettit
Location / Lugar: The Princeton Club of New York - James Madison Room
15 West 43rd Street, 2nd Floor. New York, NY 10036. / Tel. (212) 596-1210
Moderator / Moderador: Antonio Muñoz Molina

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