OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE
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Over its first three days, more than 75,300 people visited Havana’s International Book Fair at its principle venues, the San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress and sites in the city’s Vedado neighborhood, while, to date, sold at Cuba’s most important literary event have been some 64,640 books.

Today Monday will feature the presentation of Mario Goloboff’s biography of Julio Cortázar at La Cabaña and the Cervantes Colloquium at the University of Havana.

Yesterday, Cuba’s 2014 National Prize for Literature was awarded to Eduardo Heras León, in a ceremony attended by Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez.

Over the weekend, Juan Valdés Paz received the 2014 National Prize for Social Sciences from Minister of Culture Julián González Toledo; and drawing attention among the many book launches was the book of poetry Gaviotas Blancas, by decorated Hero of the Republic Ramón Labañino, of the Cuban Five.