Havana Book Fair 2017 – Canada as Guest

Havana, Oct 27.- The 2017 Havana International Book Fair has announced that Canada will be the guest of honor.

The 2017 International Book Fair will also celebrate 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 inheritance of this northern country and at the same time, celebrate the long time friendship between Cuba and Canada,” said the organizers statement on Facebook.

The generation who came unto the literary scene in Canada in the 60s is one of the most significant, bequeathing names such as Michael Ondaatje, Leonard Cohen, Eli Mandel, Margaret Avison, and the already 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 greatest editorial event in the Caribbean island, and is mainly hosted at the San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress, east of the Cuban capital. (Prensa Latina)

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