Following the March 14 resignation of Nubia Macías as the director of the Guadalajara Book Fair (FIL), a position she held for 10 years, Marisol Schulz, current director of LéaLA, the largest Spanish-language book fair un the U.S., was appoint to lead FIL. She will start April 1. Schulz is well known and respected in the Ibero-American publishing industry. She has more than 30 years of experience, including her time as executive editor at Santillana Mexico and later editorial director of trade. Schulz will continue to oversee LéaLA, scheduled for May 17-19, 2013 in Los Angeles.

FIL is the largest Spanish-language book fair in the world and the second largest book fair after Frankfurt. When talking about her mission at FIL, Schulz stated: “I undertake this challenge completely aware of the responsibility it implies not only for literature, but for culture in our language, which has had in FIL Guadalajara a showcase of the energy of our literary, publishing and artistic production. It is a source of pride for all Mexicans and that makes my commitment even greater.”