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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.

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Eduardo Galeano: Cuba Is Always Alive Inside of Me

Eduardo Galeano

“Cuba is always alive inside of me, in my words, in my actions, in my memory,” said Uruguayan writer and journalist Eduardo Galeano upon his arrival at Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport on Thursday. Galeano, who will inaugurate the 53rd Casa de las Americas Literary Prize in Havana next Monday, was welcomed by Cuban poet Roberto Fernandez Retamar, president of the Casa de las Americas cultural center.

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Cuba’s Fina Garcia Marruz Awarded Queen Sophia Prize for Ibero-American Poetry

Fina García Marruz

betta fish diseases p> Fina, born on April 28, 1923, has a degree on Social Sciences and she belonged to the group of Cuban poets and writers of the renowned magazine ‘Origenes’ (1944-1956), along with her late husband Cintio Vitier, Jose Lezama Lima and Eliseo Diego. Fina is one of Cuba’s most outstanding poets of