40 countries will participate in 27th International Book Fair in Cuba
The 27th edition of Cuba’s International Book Fair, set for February 1-11 will have the participation of 40 countries and more than 400 foreign guests, its organizers announced.
The president of the Cuban Book Institute, Juan Rodríguez Cabrera, confirmed in press conference that the honor guest country will be China and as personality the event will be devoted to the doctor Eusebio Leal, Havana old city’s historian.
From a total of 423 confirmed foreign guests, 189 are writers and China will bring a wide delegation integrated by around 220 people.
Until this moment, 122 exhibitors coming from 22 nations will flood into dissimilar spaces of the San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress, a roomy cultural and museum complex in this capital.
From 62 foreign publishing companies, stand out institutions from Peru, Spain and Panama, with a large number of representatives.
According to the 27th edition organizers, the meeting will hold at the same time in its main hosting and in another 22 places scattered by all the city, because of its wide academic, artistic and literary program, impossible to concentrate on a single enclosure.
Among the novelties, appear a project dedicated to the digital literature around the book in that format which is currently in fashion.
Once again, an infantile exhibition hall will offer works dedicated to infant and young public which also has different options for learning and recreation.
About Leal, Bologna Publishing House's director, Mario Cremata, confirmed the reissue of the historian's three books, the presentation of a speeches and lectures compendium under the title Cuba prendida del alma, and a testimonies compilation from almost 100 Cuban and foreign personalities concerning the academic.
It is also working out in Leal’s epistolary with letters from 1970 to 2017 which will be to the public's disposal in the course of the year.
The International Book Fair is the most significance event in the Cuban publishing sector and the Cuba’s most agglutinative cultural space.
Discussions, debates, homages, lectures, readings, work presentations, prize giving ceremonies, cinema and performing arts exhibitions and concerts, integrate the vast event’s program.