Throughout its existence, the International Literature Festival - ILF has been institutionalized as a platform to show the cultural richness of the Americas, with a main focus on the presentation of contemporary literature written in Spanish. The Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa, one of the most famous writers of Latin America, participated as a special guest at the ILF 2015.
The letters of the Americas each year are prepared to show some of their best talents at the International Literature Festival, ILF. Organized by the Casa Cultural de las Americas (CCA).
"We are extremely pleased that our festival has been growing year after year, gaining audience and expanding the participation of talented writers and poets from the Americas," emphasizes Dr. Elizabeth Quila, founder of the Casa Cultural de las Américas, a non-profit organization that was born in 2012 with the objective of preserving and promoting the cultural diversity of the Americas in the United States and Europe.
Casa Cultural de las Americas President since 2016
"Committed to artistic quality and the promotion of the diverse cultures of the Americas."
ILF 2018 Houston - San Antonio
Tamara Kamenszain, Juan Manuel Roca, Mabel Cuesta, Legna Rodriguez Iglesias, Abdon Ubidia, Coral Bracho, Rocio Ceron, Jordi Virallonga Eguren, Carmen Gimenez Smith, Martha Canfield & Adalber Salas.
ILF 2017 Madrid
Featuring with Casa de America
Writters: Antonio Gamoneda, Hugo Mujica, Matilde Casazola, Juan Carlos Marset, Juan Carlos Mestre, Jorge Galan, Raquel Lanseros, Marco Antonio Campos, Antonio Cilloniz & Ivan Oñate.
ILF 2015 Houston
Mario Vargas Llosa, Carlos Aldabazal, Ali Calderón, Gabriel Cisneros, Madeline Millan, Andrea Cote Botero, Efraín Kristal, and others.
ILF 2017 Houston
Matilde Casazola, Diana Bellessi, Ida Vitale, Soledad Bravo, Siomara España, Ana Cecilia Blum, Andrea Cote, Jeannette Clariond, Veronica Aranda, Maria Cardenas & Debora Mouton.
ILF 2016 Houston
Jorge Galán, Jotamario Aberlaez, Luis García Montero, Ron Leshem, Leopoldo Castilla, Gioconda Belli, Robin Davidson, Fernando Valverde, Xavier Oquendo, Javier Bozalongo & Margarita Laso.
ILF 2014 Houston
Hugo Mujica, Federico Díaz Granados, Raúl Pérez Torres, Iván Oñate, Gisela Heffes, Eduardo Langagne, Javier Guerrero, Edda Armas, Rose Mary Salum, and others.
ILF 2013 Houston
Armando Romero. Mario Bojorquez, Miguel Angel Zapata, Eduardo Espina, Omar Lara, Mercedes Roffe, Lucila Nogueira, Luis Carlos Musso & Arturo Gutierrez.