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Irene Vallejo in conversation with Juan Diego Mejía

Medellín 2022, 

This event takes us on a journey into the world of literature and books, taking us back to the very beginnings of writing. Irene Vallejo (Spain) is an award-winning writer and doctor of Classical Philology, known for her studies into and educational work about the ancient world and classical authors. In 2020 she was chosen for AECID’s 10 de 30 project, a selection of ten Spanish writers in their 30s; she also received the National Essay Award for her latest book, El infinito en un junco (2019). This outstanding work examines the history of books and reading, covering over 30 centuries of writing and books, dealing with the different technologies and methods of manufacture, printing presses, libraries and bookshops around the world, as well as the secrets, prohibitions and traditions that have surrounded reading. Vallejo will talk about this fascinating book with Juan Diego Mejía.