MAY 24 AND 25, 2024


Literally PRO 2024

LITERAL PRO is a professional political and radical book fair held during the month of May in Barcelona, within the framework of the LITERAL fair. The fair has become one of the key events in the literary, intellectual and political landscape of the city, attracting thousands of people each year and a large number of professionals who exhibit their books and where conferences, debates and concerts are scheduled.

LITERAL PRO aims to become an essential date in the calendar for professionals in the sector from all over Europe and the world. The organization is also working to establish a professional network at the European level in order to make authors from other countries known throughout Europe and thus establish culturally and economically profitable dynamics.

Friday, May 24

9h30 – Hall
Accreditation and welcome*

10h-17h30 – Workspace (Fàbrica de creació)
Exhibition and B2B meeting space

18h – Meeting room (Ateneu L’Harmonia)
Publishers’ assembly *

19h – Hall
Join us for a drink to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Literal

* This activity is for accredited participants only.


May 2024

Saturday, May 25

10h30-12h – Meeting room (Ateneu L’Harmonia)
Pitch space*

This activity offers a space for various authors to present the idea or thesis of
their books, with the aim of promoting their translation into other languages.

Authors must be pre-registered here.

12h-13h – Room Josep Bota
Dialogue: Independent publishing in turbulent times.

In a global context marked by political turbulence, independent publishers strive to promote critical thinking. We will reflect on the impact that the populist and conservative policies of the governments of Argentina, Indonesia and the US have on the publishing sector, and we will highlight the strategies put into practice by independent publishers to tackle the challenges posed by such policies.
With Víctor Malumián (Ediciones Godot, Argentina), Ronny Agustinus (Marjin Kiri, Indonesia) and Róisín Davis (Haymarket Books, US). Moderator: Aissata M’ballo, editor and member of Catalan PEN.

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

14h-15h – Meeting room (Ateneu L’Harmonia)
Coffee Match Meeting

This space offers the possibility of holding one-on-one meetings with experienced
professionals in the world of publishing. Each participant will be able to meet a
maximum of 5 people.
  • Layla Mohamed, publisher at Cassava Republic Press (Nigeria and UK)
  • Margot Atwell, publisher at The Feminist Press (United States)
  • Neva Serdarević, publisher at Fraktura (Croatia)
  • Gizella Garciarena, publisher at Bajo Tierra Ediciones (Mexico)
  • Marc Garcés, publisher at Tigre de Paper, and Àlex Winfield,publisher at Bellaterra Edicions (Països Catalans)

Pre-register here.

15h-16h – Room Josep Bota
Dialogue: What does it mean to publish voices from the margins?

From Mexico, Nigeria, Croatia and the United States, four publishers at the forefront of
independent publishing houses will talk about what it means to support non-hegemonic
voices in an industry dominated by a culture of “bestsellers”. Does the book world
really want to commodify voices from the margins? How do these independent projects
differ from those which promote critical thinking as little more than a tool for marketing?
With Gizella Garciarena (Bajo Tierra Ediciones, Mexico), Layla Mohamed (Cassava
Republic Press, Nigeria), Neva Serdarević (Fraktura, Croatia) and Margot Atwell (The
Feminist Press, USA). Moderator: Anna Roca, editor of l’Agulla Daurada.

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

* This activity is for accredited participants only.


May 2024