The second edition of the International Book Fair "Guayaquil is my destination to read and grow” is an event which aims to encourage reading in the community, especially among children and young people. This event features literary activities such as talks, debates, presentations, signature books and comics, illustration and short story contests.   GUEST WRITERS The International Book Fair 2016 will have 9 international writers and 54 national writers.   INTERNATIONAL   John Maxwell Coetzee   Nobel Prize for literature (South Africa)   Known for works such as:   "Land in darkness (1974) "In the heart of the country (1977)" 'Disgrace (1999)' Federico Andahazi (Argentina) Mariana de Althaus (Peru) Jeremias Gamboa (Peru) Fabio Morabito (Mexico) Laura Restrepo (Colombia) Pablo Montoya (Colombia) Soledad Constantini (Argentina) Alberto Maguel (Argentina)   NATIONAL   Cecilia Velasco María del Carmen Pere Paquita Calderon Jenny Estrada Clara Medina Carolina Andrade Fernando Balseca Aleida Quevedo Marta Rodriguez Adbon Ubidia Raul Serrano Hernan Rodriguez Solange Rodriguez Javier Vascones Sandra Araya Iván Sandoval Rafael Lugo Marcelo Baez Sonia Manzano Ivan Egues. Augusto Rodriguez Cristobal Zapata Raul Vallejo Damia Mendoza Monica Ojeda Rodolfo Kronfle Maria Auxiliadora Balladares Eduardo Munoa Maria Ortega Francisco Delgado Leonor Bravo Monica Varea Edna Iturralde Maria Helena Barrera Maria Fernanda Heredia Jorge Davila Margarita Barriga de Baquerizo Ana María Garzon Which components will have the fair?? The International Book Fair will include activities for the general public • A child zone dedicated to the work of Roald Dahl, called Dahlandia that will host activities for children aged 2 to 12 • The Verneteca a youth area dedicated to the work of Julio Verne • The II contest of short novel "Miguel Donoso Pareja" • Illustration and comics contest • The marathon of comic books • Interschool contest of theatre scenes of Shakespeare • Literary Roulette, a round of questions about Shakespeare and Roald Dahl, to be held during the days of the International Book Fair