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The Havana International Book Fair includes more than a thousand activities

Feria del libro

Figures always speak for themselves. Results, proposals, ideas that sparked a project and then became a reality are measured with them. It’s easy enough to say, but to note that the 28th Havana International Book Fair, which opened its doors on February 7, offers a program of 1,300 activities speaks of an ambitious project.

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Fernández Retamar awarded the International/UNESCO José Martí Prize

Fdez Retamar

Poet and essayist Roberto Fernández Retamar described receiving the International/UNESCO José Martí Prize as one of the great honors of his life. The jury recognized the prestigious intellectual’s efforts to defend “justice, the rights of children, ethical values, the dignity of each man and woman and the fight against racism.

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Nothing more sublime than the homeland

Marti dibujo

El Diablo Cojuelo – a newspaper created to inform students in Havana of the corruption imposed by the colonial regime in Cuba, named for a character for in a novel by Luis Vélez de Guevara – appeared January 19, 1869.

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Casa de las Américas Prize: Continuity and transformation

Premio Casa

From the Art Deco style building that houses the Casa de las Américas in Havana’s El Vedado neighborhood, to its Literary Prize and other awards, this institution is simply extraordinary.

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The Vigía estate, now the Hemingway Museum

Museo Hemingway

Summer means vacations, relaxation, learning… and adventure. All of this is to be found at the Vigía estate, the Havana residence of U.S. novelist Ernest Hemingway, 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature winner. The estate, today the Hemingway Museum, has that mysterious attraction of places where great artists have been able to create, that I discovered in Klin, where Tchaikovsky composed.

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“In Cuba, books travel throughout the country”

feria libro

The 27th International Book Fair has toured the entire Cuban territory. After concluding his Havana chapter last February, the texts traveled throughout the country, with the Fair finally ending on May 13 in the city of Santiago de Cuba.

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What makes this book necessary are the people who inhabit it

libro hasta la victoria siempre

A journey from grief to hope is offered through the pages of the book Hasta Siempre Fidel, according to Cuban Minister of Culture, Abel Prieto. The volume bears testimony to the Cuban people’s pain during the nine days of national mourning following the death of the historic leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro.

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2018 Cuba International Book Fair approaching

Feria del libro 2018

A bicycle piled high with books features on the poster for the 27th International Book Fair Cuba 2018, taking place in Havana February 1-11 and then across the country before ending May 13, in Santiago de Cuba.

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A new moon for playwright Amado del Pino

Amado del Pino

In the Tribute Colloquium to Amado del Pino held in the Dulce María Loynaz Cultural Center, theater critic Osvaldo Cano said of the playwright: “Amado had the great merit of weaving networks of friendship, he was passionate and excessive, an intense Cuban.” Photo: Courtesy of Alejandro Palomino

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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.