The State of the Spanish Book Sector 2017

June 21st, 2017. The Observatorio de la Lectura y el Libro (The Observatory of Reading and the Book), a subsidiary of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport in Spain, has published a new version of the report ‘The Spanish Book Sector, 2017’, from which we have taken a few points:

Get to know this week's List for the week 24 ending on June 18th, 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 24 of 2017 (week ending 6/18/2017).

HACU Press Release

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) applauds the SUNY Board of Trustees for appointing Havidán Rodríguez, Ph.D., to lead the University at Albany.Dr. Rodríguez will be the first Hispanic president of a four-year college in the State University of New York System (SUNY).

Rafael Vallbona wins the 37th BBVA Sant Joan Prize

The writer Rafael Vallbona has won the 37th annual BBVA Sant Joan de literatura catalana Prize with his novel La casa de la Frontera (The Border House), the chosen winner among the 47 books presented.

Library grant to expand children’s collection

Words of excitement spread between the librarians of the Henderson County Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library that the children’s Spanish collection would double its size.

Hall schools now ‘growing our own’ bilingual teachers

About a dozen Hispanic students who graduated in May from West High and Johnson high schools will make up the initial class of students in an initiative designed to supply the district with a “pipeline” of bilingual teachers for the district.

Ana Elba Pavon and David Lopez, 2017 Reforma Award Winners

Ana Elba Pavon is the recipient of the 2017 REFORMA Elizabeth Martinez Lifetime Achievement Award (LAA) in recognition for her outstanding leadership and contributions to REFORMA and the organization's core mission of promoting library and information services to Latinos and the Spanish speaking.

English PEN announces its latest list of PEN Translates award winners

English PEN is the founding centre of a global literary network. We work to defend and promote freedom of expression, and to remove barriers to literature. César Aira, Alberto Arce, Javier Cercas and Alicia Kopf among the 18 winners.

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