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International book fair concludes with tribute to Fidel

Feria del libro fin

The conclusion of the 26th edition of the 2017 Cuba International Book Fair in this city, which has since its beginning served as special tribute to its creator and number one supporter, Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz, saw the presentation by Cuban Minister of Culture Abel Prieto Jiménez of the special book, Exequias, Fidel Castro Ruz.

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Books on the hill

Cabaña Feria Libro

Today is the fifth day of the 26th International Book Fair in Havana and literary activities of all kinds, and for all audiences, are taking place at the event’s main venue, the San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress, and other sub-venues in the city’s Vedado neighborhood. The Fair is set to continue through February 19 in the capital and across the country’s provinces through April 16.

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A February of letters

Feria del libro inauguracion

The city’s February of letters has once again begun with the inauguration of the 26th International Book Fair of Havana, yesterday, February 9, at the San Carlos de La Cabaña Fortress, with the presence of Armando Hart to whom this edition is dedicated, along with Canada as guest country of honor.

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A country full of books

lectura libros

Cuba is set to become a huge literary hub once again. There are just a few days to go before the inauguration of Havana’s annual International Book Fair (FILH) – which begins on Thursday, February 11, and runs through February 21– one of the most popular events on the island.

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A celebration of literature

Casa de las Américas premio

The 57th edition of the Casa de las Américas Prize, which since its very beginnings has been a celebration of literature, on January 28, revealed the winners chosen from the authors of more than 400 works submitted to the competition this year.

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Olga Marta Pérez wins 2016 Nation Prize for Editing

EDitora premio

The prize is well deserved given that Pérez is one of Cuba’s most celebrated editors. She began as a copy editor for Editorial Gente Nueva in 1980, where she worked for over nine years. According to Pérez, Gente Nueva is where she learned the fundamentals of her craft, publishing children’s books about science, history and literature, later assuming the role of director of Unión Publishing, which she maintains to date.

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Casa de las Américas Literary Prizes

Casa Americas Fornet

With a history of 57 editions, the Casa de las Américas Literary Prizes arrive as one of the region’s most prestigious competitions, both the continent and Cuba’s oldest such cultural event.

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Cuban universities to promote reading projects

festival lectura

Members of a project called “Leer Todos”, (Everyone Reads), of the University of Cienfuegos will make up a network of university this school year to promote reading aimed at looking to for ways to increase the healthy and educational habit. Luis Orestes Oliva, Head of the Spanish-Literature Department told AIN News Agency that as part of the experiences of the last three years, conditions will be ready to extend the project to the rest of the country.

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Jorge Perugorría: to perform Mario Conde is a challenge

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Famous Cuban actor and filmmaker Jorge Perugorría confessed AIN news service that to perform Mario Conde, the most famous detective of Cuban literature is quite a challenge. The actor advanced that the cinematographic adaptation of Vientos de Cuaresma, detective novel form Cuban writer Leonardo Padura—directed by Spanish Félix Viscarret—is almost concluding the shooting cycle.

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15th International Ernest Hemingway Colloquium

Hemingway

In the prologue to his novel Green hills of Africa, Ernest Hemingway states, “The author has attempted to write an absolutely true book.” 80 years after its first publication, the International Colloquium bearing his name is once again attempting to generate a greater and more profound understanding of this important author of U.S. and global literature.