Santiago, city of literature
With the capital as guest of honor at one of the most important publishing events in Latin America, we interviewed four of its protagonists: the renowned Raúl Zurita and Elicura Chihuailaf; along with two important writers, Carla Guelfenbein and Ariel Richards. In addition, we share a series of videos made by Fundación Imagen de Chile that portray different places in our city, inspired by the thematic axes with which Santiago is presented in FIL Buenos Aires 2023, until Sunday, May 29.
“We are a fragment, perhaps a line, of that great book called nature; not the center”
Chile’s most important living poet, who this April 29 will give a reading at the 2023 Buenos Aires International Book Fair, states: “In a world of victims and victimizers, the poet must be the first victim; but also the first to rise and say that, despite everything, better days will come”.
“The richness of human history is in knowledge, not in erasing what we don't like”
The celebrated feminist writer, descendant of Russian-Jewish emigrants from Ukraine, talks about her history of rootlessness and how it has strengthened her to raise her voice in the literary world.
“As minorities gain visibility and achievements, the idea that we are a threat is strengthened in some sectors”
La escritora transgénero, parte de la delegación chilena en FIL Buenos Aires, observa que su comunidad se mueve en un mundo que avanza y retrocede. “We have to change the narrative so that our transition becomes a moment of celebration and not a tragedy”.
In Santiago, capital of Chile, energy and cultural diversity, stories and unique urban moments converge. Here we rescue some of those moments of Santiago, to present this territory of ours to the world.