• Event
  • Argentina

LTI Korea: The Argentina Forum

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    Buenos Aires
  • Period
    04/23/2015 to 05/11/2015
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LTI Korea attended the 2015 Buenos Aires International Book Fair. Writer Bae Suah participated in a Meet the Author and Book Reading event, making it the third time a Korean writer was invited to the fair.

The book fair was held from April 23 to May 11 in La Lural. Launched in 1975, the Buenos Aires International Book Fair is one of Latin America’s biggest fairs, along with Mexico’s Guadalajara International Book Fair, and is held for three weeks in an area measuring 45,000㎡. Last year, 526 publishing agencies from 25 countries attended the fair in which close to 450 events were held for nearly 1.2 million visitors. Mexico was the Guest of Honor at the fair this year.

On May 30, LTI Korea organized a literary event at the Biblioteca Nacional Mariano Moreno (National Library of the Argentine Republic) in collaboration with the Centro de Estudios Orientales to commemorate the launching of the Spanish translation of Bae Suah’s novel Sunday Sukiyaki Restaurant. The students and the Centro de Estudios Orientales’ head, Prof.Damián Vives, participated in the event, which included discussions with the writer about her works and a book reading session.

On May 3, Bajolaluna Publishers held a book launch party for the Spanish translation of Bae Suah’s Sunday Sukiyaki Restaurant (El Restaurante De Sukiyaki) at the book fair. The Editor-in-chief, Miguel Balaguer, emceed the event, which included a critique of the novel by Argentinian writer Oliverio Coelho, who is also an editorial advisor for LTI Korea’s quarterly _list: Book from Korea. Bae Suah spoke to the readers about her novel and held a book reading session.

Bae Suah participated in a book signing event at Bajolaluna Publisher’s booth and interacted with Argentinian readers. She was interviewed by Argentinian newspapers Página12 and Revista Ñ-Clarín, which ensured that she was introduced to a broad range of readers in Argentina.


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