Havana's 15th International Book Fair

Havana´s 15th International Book Fair kicked off February 4 at the Morro-Cabaña Complex, attended by 112 writers and 500 publishers from 30 countries.

Graciela Pogolotti will be awarded the National Prize of Literature 2005.

The Fair, this time dedicated to Venezuela as guest of honor, was inaugurated February 3 by Presidents Hugo Chavez, Venezuela, and Fidel Castro, Cuba.

Thousands of books will be waiting for the public until January 12, when the fair will close with the launching of a volume of sonnets by Spanish singer songwriter Joaquin Sabina, who will be in Havana.