Welcome to the Hay Festival Querétaro 2023 programme. The festival took place from 7 to 10 September, with 105 activities with 151 interantional guests from 20 countries, and with Hay Joven, Hay Festivalito, Hay Delegaciones and Talento Editorial events, as well as two activities in Cadereyta.
Events are free to watch / listen to until September 25.
Juan Villoro is one of the most appreciated and high-profile writers and thinkers in the world of Spanish-language letters. His body of work is both extensive and varied, ranging from fiction genres such as the novel and the short story, to essay, literary journalism and drama. Over the course of his career he has published over 50 books, received over 30 prizes —including the Herralde Novel Prize, the José Donoso Ibero-American Prize and the Gabo Foundation Prize for Journalistic Excellence—, and he has been awarded three honorary doctorates. In his recent book La figura del mundo (2023), Juan Villoro recreates his father, the Catalan-Mexican thinker, UNAM lecturer and founder of the UAM, social activist, Zapatista and author of many books of philosophy that are considered highly important in Mexico. A look at the public persona and the private individual, a great philosopher and the father of a great writer. In conversation with Edmundo Paz Soldán.