Despite the prejudices society might hold about young people and their reading habits, children and teenagers are actually among those who read the most in Spain; a higher percentage, in fact, than people older than them. So, if young people are among those of us who read the most, why do we think that they don't? How do young people read? What genres do they prefer? How do they consume literature? How do social networks and new technologies influence reading? How does reading influence their values, interests, and choices? Gemma Lienas, a writer with a long career in literature for children and young people, and winner of the Ramón Llull (2003) and San Joan (2018) prizes, will explore these and other questions, along with Redry (David Galán), poet and winner of the Espasa poetry prize (2019), and Marta Álvarez, youth editor at Anaya.
The event will be moderated by Carme Riera, writer and academic, winner of the National Prize for Spanish Literature (2015).
At the end of the event, the authors will sign copies of their books at the book stall on Calle Real.
Event in Spanish