Cuba’s 27th International Book Fair will take place on February 1-11, 2018, in Havana, and then across the country before ending on May 13 in Santiago de Cuba. The guest country of honor is the People’s Republic of China and this edition of the Fair will be dedicated to intellectual, National Prize for Social Sciences winner and Havana City Historian, Dr. Eusebio Leal Spengler. Cubadebate reports:
Thus far, some 133 expositors from 31 countries have confirmed that they will be participating in the Fair, where they will be presenting alongside almost all of the island’s publishing houses. Meanwhile, over 100 authors have assured that they will also be attending the event in Havana, a figure that is expected to rise.
In addition to the Fair’s main site at the San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress, the 2018 edition will see activities taking place across a total 22 spaces, both traditional and new, including the Fayad Jamís, Ateneo Cervantes and Alma Mater book stores, the Casa de Asia, and Chinatown.
Boloña Publications meanwhile will be responsible for printing various works by Leal, a renowned essayist and public speaker.
With the aim of strengthening cultural exchanges and cooperation between Cuba and China, an artistic delegation and the country’s most important publishing houses are set to participate in the Fair, according to Yao Fei. We hope that this edition of the Fair is one of the most outstanding and magnificent yet, he stated.
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