Hay Festival announced the Bogotá39-2017: a selection of the best fiction writers under 40 from across Latin America aiming to celebrate good literature by highlighting literary production variety and talent in the region. In order to promote their works, 14 independent publishing houses have been chosen, aiming to associate quality literature with relevant and local publishing houses. Furthermore, the Bogotá39-2017 selection has been showcased in a new anthology of work, which has also been translated into English.
The final selection was done by an expert jury comprised of three famous writers: Darío Jaramillo (Colombia), Leila Guerriero (Argentina) and Carmen Boullosa (Mexico), who were in charge of reading and talk about all the applicants´s works in order to define the final selection. The announcement comes ten years after the first Bogotá 39 selection was made to mark Bogotá as World Book Capital 2007. Bogotá39-2007 List