Get to know this week's List for the week 20 ending on May 21st, 2017

Nielsen BookScan, part of the Nielsen Company (US) LLC, and America Reads Spanish (ARS), present the free weekly list of the Spanish bestseller titles in the US market for week 20 of 2017 (week ending 5/21/2017).

Get to know Traviesa, a bilingual, online literary magazine featuring contemporary Spanish and Latin American writers.

Founding co-editors Rodrigo Fuentes and Rodrigo Hasbun have put together an interesting lineup of contributors in the short time they’ve been publishing Traviesa, including several writers mentioned in posts here, such as Andrés Barba, Mario Bellatín, and Horacio Castellanos Moya.

The Madrid Book Fair begins for it’s 76th year with Portugal as the country of honour

May 23rd, 2017
“We are certain that this will be a good fair, although, as always, we send out this message of optimism and confidence from a position of caution” said Manuel Gil, the new director of the fair replacing Teodoro Sacristán, at the press conference held at the event’s presentation.

Where they stand now: Spanish University Programs and Courses taught in English

Although Spain is lagging behind in bilingualism and it is private institutions that have made the most progress in that regard, public universities are now expanding their offerings. Spanish academia finds it hard to be polyglot. Despite the recognized need for attracting international students, courses and programs in English are still limited.

The journalist Sonsoles Ónega wins the 22nd Lara Fernando Prize for Fiction

“The novel Después del amor todo son palabras (After Love There’s Only Words), set during the Civil War, tells the story of a victim of the misogynistic society of that time, a woman who dares to ask for a divorce in order to follow her Republican lover into exile.

LaLiga and the University of Salamanca launch a microsite to promote Spanish across the globe

The two organisations have brought a new section online on LaLiga's website to strengthen the use of Spanish throughout the world. LaLiga and the University of Salamanca have taken their bid to promote the use of Spanish around the world a step further with the launch of a microsite on the English version of

American Literary Translators’ Mentorship Program Applications Are Open

Specific mentorships in Korean, Russian and Catalan as well as non-language-specific translator mentorships will begin in October at the association’s 40th anniversary conference.

United States is the third largest market for digital books in Spanish

A study by the online distributor Libranda reveals that sales of works in Spanish in electronic format rose by 6.7% in 2016. Books enclose mysteries and adventures. In their pages pirate ships sail, spaceships fly, and new theories about our lives emerge.

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