Havana Book Fair will have Colombia as a guest country in 2023

Cuba will celebrate the 31 Havana International Book Fairfrom February 9 to 19, 2023, and on this occasion he will have Colombia as the guest of honor, a country with which he maintains a rapprochement after the arrival of the leftist Gustavo Petro to the presidency.

In its 2022 versionthe largest book and literature festival in Cuba was dedicated to Mexico, which brought a large delegation representing its culture and a message of solidarity from the president of his country, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who shortly after made an official visit to the Island.

The event will take place —during the Havana stage— in its traditional venues of the San Carlos de la Cabaña Military Historical Park and the Historical Center of Havana.

Then it will tour the other fourteen provinces of the country and the special municipality of Isla de la Juventud until March 19, its organizers reported this Friday.

This time, the event will have as its central theme “Inclusive reading” and will address the cultural impact of new formats for reading that currently represent an editorial revolution.

The tributes will be dedicated to the centenaries of the poetess fine garcia marruz (1923-2022), the scientist Antonio Núñez Jiménez (1923-1998), the bibliographer Araceli García Carranza, and the writer Julio Travieso Serrano, National Literature Award 2021.

The state Cuban Book Institute (ICL) announced that one of the central theoretical events of the event will be the Professional Book Fair, which will take place within the National Bookseller Workshop and the Publishers and Translators Meeting.

In this edition, the participation of writers, editors, translators, designers, illustrators, distributors, booksellers and librarians is planned, in a scenario that includes the exhibition, negotiation, commercialization and promotion of Cuban and foreign literature.

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