Havana’s Casa de las Américas to Honor Gabriel García Márquez


Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez (winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature) will be honored at a cultural activity that will take place on Novermber 14 and 15, 2013, at Havana’s foremost cultural institution, Casa de las Américas, as the ambassador of Colombia in Cuba, Gustavo Adolfo Bell, announced.

This new tribute is due to all that the author’s life and work has meant to the Caribbean, and especially the island, said Bell, adding that Gabo (as the writer is affectionately known) was the one “who taught us to rediscover ourselves as Colombians in a more Caribbean dimension.” He announced that there will be a series of panels to demonstrate the presence in the Caribbean region in the “garciamarquiano” [Márquez’s] universe, along with simultaneous exhibitions of illustrations of his literary work, which are part of a contest involving some 300 artists. There will also be screenings of all the documentaries that have been made on the author.

In addition, there will be a workshop on his work, led by the renowned Colombian intellectual Conrado Zuluaga, one of the greatest experts on García Márquez. Furthermore, Laura García, the first actress that brought to the stage Diatriba de amor contra un hombre sentado, the only theatrical piece written by the author of Love in the Times of Cholera, will deliver a dramatic reading during the event.

Bell declared that this will be a moving tribute in a house [Casa de las Américas] that will be filled with the yellow butterflies that presaged the arrival of Mauricio Babilonia, in what has become García Márquez’s masterpiece: One Hundred Years of Solitude.

For original article (in Spanish), see http://www.cubaliteraria.com/articulo.php?idarticulo=16602&idseccion=48

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