Havana Book Fair 2017 – Canada as Guest


The 2017 Havana International Book Fair has announced that Canada will be its guest of honor as it celebrates 150 years of the Canadian Confederation.

‘The vibrant diversity of Canada and its culture will be exhibited for everyone’s enjoyment. The participants will have the chance to explore the diversity and cultural legacy of this northern country and at the same time celebrate the long-lasting friendship between Cuba and Canada,’ the organizers reported on Facebook.

The generation that came unto the literary scene in Canada in the 60s is one of the most significant, with writers like Michael Ondaatje, Leonard Cohen, Eli Mandel, Margaret Avison, and the well-known Margaret Atwood, whose work has already been published in Cuba.

The 25th edition of the Fair held in 2016, was dedicated to Uruguay.

The Havana International Book Fair is the most important publishing event in the Caribbean island, and is mainly hosted at the San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress, east of the Cuban capital.

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