Works of the recently deceased Portuguese writer Jose Saramago, Canadian Margaret Atwood and Spanish Marcos Ana will enhance on July 2 the traditional Book Night, which each year heralds the summer in Cuba.
Along with the novels of Saramago, another 12 new titles will be presented, including EL Quetzal Resplandeciente "the resplendent quetzal" and other stories by Atwood; Decidme Como es el Arbol "tell me how is the tree" by Ana, and El Año 61 "year 61" by the Cuban Dora Alonso.
With starting point in the intersection of 23 and 14 streets, in Vedado, the day will begin shortly after noon and runs until late at night. In addition to pure literature, the wide range of volumes will cover almost all areas of human knowledge, from science to computer science, from history to economics.
The parallel artistic program includes film screenings, concerts, children's shows and literary circles.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the first mass circulation on Cuba of The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha, it will be presented a new edition of this major work of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, which marked the birth of the novel as literary genre.
The night of the books will also come to other provincial capitals, organizers confirmed. "We are committed to make this a regular event and that reading becomes an exercise that everybody can enjoy, said president of the Cuban Book Institute Zuleika Romay.