The Balearic Islands participate in the London Book Fair (April 5 to 7), thanks to the Ministry of European Funds, University and Culture, through the Institute of Balearic Studies (IEB). The objectives of the assistance are to help the publishing sector and its presence in the professional program and in the activities of the cultural program.
Internationally successful Mallorcan author and illustrator Aina Bestard, creator of the publishing phenomenon What’s Hidden Serías, pushes the limits of traditional illustration with each new proposal, as exemplified by her latest book published in English by Thames and Hudson, Paisajes perdidos de la tierra (Zahorí de Ideas). Together with Vassiliki Tzomaka, a designer and illustrator specialising in capturing unusual landscapes, Aina’s publishing partner in the UK, they will talk tomorrow about their creative process, their influences, their styles and the way in which they manage to make illustrated non-fiction attractive to young readers. The session will be moderated by Daniel Hahn.
Bestard and the also Balearic Violeta Lópiz participate in an exhibition of six illustrators with Cristina Losantos, Joan Negrescolor, Miguel Pang and Júlia Sardà. In addition, the Mallorcan illustrator Toni Galmés is showing his work to international publishers.
The Balearic participation is completed with a presentation of the English translation of the anthology of poems by Àngel Terron “The Poetry of Science” at the John Keats House in London (Thursday, May 26). On the other hand, Laia Martínez (Jansky) will participate, with other poets in Catalan and English, in a performance poetry event that will take place at the Iklectik space in London (Sunday, April 10).
Both events are part of Spotlight’s cultural program.