Proa Foundation Choose Sur de Babel to be part of their activities. Both companies will work together to bring to their readers the best books.
Sur de Babel born to bring a more visible platform to the smaller, national editorials and to make room for the various authors that are usually outside of the commercial circuit.
Currently, they publish novels and short-story books but they are planning to soon publish poetry and children’s books.
The system is very simple. To be part of it, you only have to register and you will be able to receive one book each month at home at a much cheaper cost than in the regulary bookstores. In addition, Sur de Babel counts with its own catalogue from which it is possible to choose from and receive the books at home.
The project works with thirty editorials and is in constantly expanding. Besides publishing each book in the catalogue, they interview each author and editor.
In a talk with its two creators, Josefina Heine and Victoria Rodriguez Lacrouts, they commented that the project has thirty publishers, and is in constant expansion and also to publish new works in the online catalog, Sur de Babel make an interview with the author and the editor when a new work appears in the catalog.
This project stems from a personal concern of its creators. Both are avid readers and they usually had to invest a lot of time in bookstores trying to find interesting books. They wanted to give visibility to the smaller projects, their authors and editors.
The members of this project are very different. There are some advanced readers and others not so much, but who are still interested in receiving a monthly reading reccomendation.
The Foundation’s library is also attempting to give more visibility to independent editorials, which is why they are granting a space to to Sur de Babel to expose each month the selected work.
In June, Sur de Babel will hold live interviews in Proa, allowing to hear the thoughts of the author, that sometime gives another pespective to the readings.
The first talk was with Fernanda García Lao, author of Muerta de hambre, the selection of May.
Starting in June, Proa will participate in all live interviews, which will be followed by the author signing copies of the book for the audience.
The book will be presented in Proa Foundation on July 26th, 16 hs.
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