In 2014 the books of the International Latino Book Awards finalists will participate in the Award Winning Latino Author Tour.
Winning books will tour to at least 10 major book, media, Latino professional and Latino consumer events in the USA and Mexico. These events will have a minimum combined attendance of 250,000 people. Please go to the Award Winning Latino Author page, for more information.
Results of the 2013 International Latino Book Awards • May 30
On May 30th before a capacity crowd at the Instituto Cervantes in midtown Manhattan the most important awards celebrating achievements in Latino literature were presented to 190 deserving authors and publishers. The International Latino Book Awards, now in it’s 15th year, were presented by Latino Literacy Now in partnership with Las Comadres para las Americas and the Instituto Cervantes. Since the Awards were founded over a thousand books have been honored. The key new Award Winning Author logo (above) was also unveiled. In 2012 Latinos in the USA spent over $500 million on books. They are sophisticated buyers of books in English and Spanish, as well adult & children books. The Awards were sponsored this year by Premium Sponsor Libros Publishing and Gold Sponsor Scholastic. Bronze Sponsors are Atria/Simon Schuster and Vaso Roto Ediciones. Additional support comes from the University of Arizona Press and Arte Público Press. The Awards, already the largest awards in the USA celebrating achievements in Latino literature, are leading a wave of cultural and economic development within the Latino community. Tony Plana served as the master of ceremonies for the event and the presenters included golf legend Chi Chi Rodriguez, various national leaders within the Latino community, and book industry leaders.
The complete list of winners may be downloaded here.