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2007 Havana International Book Fair

Category: Festivals
Starts: Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007 - 9:31 pm
Ends: Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007 - 12:13 pm
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The upcoming Havana International Book Fair, which will be held from February 8 to March 21, 2007, this year will reach the cities of Guines (Havana), Jaguey Grande (Matanzas), Manicaragua (Villa Clara), Cabaiguan (Sancti Spíritus) and Gibara (Holguin) as new venues, for a total of 40 cities across the country.

In Havana, tickets sale will begin January 4 in bookstores and newsstands for the fair that will be held from February 8 to February 18. Upon its conclusion in the capital, it will move to cities in the western part of the country and move eastward to conclude in Santiago de Cuba.

In Havana, the event will be hosted at its usual venue, the Fortress of San Carlos de la Cabana, at 15 bookstores and the Expocuba and Pabellon de Cuba exhibition centers.

The fair will be devoted to Cesar Lopez, the National Literature Award winner in 1999; and Eduardo Torres, Social Sciences National Award 2000 prize-winner.

Across the country, there will be book presentations at universities and community college centers.

With Argentina being this year’s guest of honor, some of that nation’s most outstanding authors are expected to attend.

The Havana International Book Fair is where all kinds of books are launched, displayed and sold. Premio Casa de las Américas – also a literary event, this gathering of Latin American literary greats began in the decade of the 60’s, to give out annual awards to outstanding writers of Latin American origin. Prominent authors that have attended this awards ceremony, either as a guest of honor or as a part of the juries include Mario Benedetti and García Marquez, to name just a few.

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