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Books and literature, pleasures under the spotlight in Cuba

The pleasure of leafing through magnificent literature continues to be the main protagonist of the 32nd edition of the Havana International Book Fair, which today invites you to enjoy a talk by Brazilian writer Frei Betto.

Author of more than 50 books of various literary genres and religious themes, the theologian will give the master lecture Cultural Diversity and Ethics at the Higher Institute of International Relations «Raul Roa Garcia».

This Thursday, in the Nicolás Guillén Hall of the San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress, venue of the contest until the 25th, will also take place the awarding of the prize of the El Dinosaurio Mini-Story Contest, organized by the Onelio Jorge Cardoso Literary Training Center.

Meanwhile, at the Our History Project Hall, the Capitán San Luis Publishing House will hold the award ceremony of the Police Literature Contest Anniversary of the Triumph of the Revolution 2023 and the presentation of the book El privilegio de los alcatraces, by Alberto Marrero (Anniversary of the Triumph of the Revolution 2022 Award).

The stand of Brazil, guest of honor, proposes the conference «Women in contemporary Brazilian literature: from romance to cordel», by Jarid Arraes.

Meanwhile, in the Professional Hall, also in Fortaleza, the II Meeting of Public Policies in Favor of Reading reserved the panel «Innovative strategies to favor public policies in favor of reading from libraries».

The talk will be moderated by Regla Perea, provincial director of Public Libraries of Cuba and director of the Rubén Martínez Villena Provincial Public Library. Representatives of the Public Libraries of the Habana del Este municipality will participate.

After the closing remarks, the public will enjoy the Cuban singer Annie Garcés and the artistic talent of the Comandante Pinares elementary school in Campo Florido.

Another attraction of this day is the presentation of the Julio Cortázar 2023 Award to Emerio Medina and the presentation of the book El hombre que vino a leer y otros relatos (The Man Who Came to Read and Other Stories, a collection of the texts that won the 21st Julio Cortázar Ibero-American Short Story Award), as part of the program of Casa de las Américas, one of the sub-sites of the literary event.

The 32nd edition of the Havana International Book Fair offers around three million physical books and two thousand digital books, along with the participation of more than 40 nations, including Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Vietnam, Palestine, Venezuela and Argentina.

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