Renowned Uruguayan writer Daniel Chavarria received on Friday the 2010 National Literature Award as part of the program of the 20th International Book Fair of Cuba, which was inaugurated at the Morro-Cabaña Fortress Complex.
Chavarria, who lives in Cuba, received the award at the Nicolas Guillen Hall in recognition of his vast and outstanding work, praised by critics for its stunning imaginative richness and peculiar language.
Also in the context of the event, Havana’s ALBA Cultural House will host a meeting among scholars who will discuss topics related to figures such as Simon Bolivar, Francisco de Miranda and Jose de San Martin, among others.
As part of the Fair’s cultural program, the Nuestra America Hall of the La Cabaña Fortress will host the screening of a series of Argentinean films.
Some of the books launched on Friday are “Life and Work of the Apostle” by Cinctio Vitier, and “Jose Marti: Multiculturalism and Humanism”, by several authors of the University of Chiapas, Mexico.
The 20th International Book Fair is dedicated to Cuban writers Jaime Sarusky and Fernando Martinez Heredia. It will also pay tribute to the cultures of the member nations of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of the Americas (ALBA) and the bicentennial of the first independence of Latin America and the Caribbean.