Spanish publishing industry expert and director of Guadalajara International Book Fair and Literary Festival LeáLA in Los Angeles, USA
Marisol Schulz Manaut loves books and is an enthusiastic advocate for the written word. Over her 30-year career in publishing she has championed the Spanish language, bilingualism and the intrinsic culture that revolves around reading.
Schulz’ is an important figure in the publishing industry making her a highly sought speaker and presenter at symposiums, forums and conferences on literacy, books and the literary world. She has written articles on the literacy challenges in Mexico and the world, and about the future of the printed word.
Over the years she has been responsible for editing over 1500 publications, as well as the creation of collections, libraries, and editorial series’ on a wide rage of topics. Schulz has been a frequent commentator on cultural issues on Mexican radio and television. Among her television credits is a two-year-run giving book reviews on one of the highest rated shows Hechos AM, broadcasted by the National TV Company TV Azteca.
She was also the host of the cultural program Domingo 7, on Azteca TV Mexico, for 5 years. She worked at the prominent publishing house, Grupo Santillana, for 7 years as executive editor, followed by ten years as director of the Spanish book publishing house Alfaguara, until March 2010. In 2013, she was named general director of the very prestigiuos Guadalajara International Book Fair, which she combines with the direction of Literary Festival LéaLA, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
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