Nobel Prize Winner to Attend Havana’s International Book Fair

During her visit, the South African narrator will present her novel Un capricho de lanaturaleza (A Caprice of Nature), published on this occasion by the Arte y Literatura Publishing House, the Juventud Rebelde newspaper reports.

Gordimer is the author of a large amount of works between short stories and novels, and is also well known for her contribution to the cause of the abolition of the racist regime of the Apartheid.

The writer was among the 10 Nobel Prize winners who presented an Amicus curiae (Friends of the Court) to the US Supreme Court in support of the request made by the defense lawyers of the five Cuban antiterrorists unjustly incarcerated in that country so their cases were re- examined.

Another of the personalities invited to the Fair, to be held in the Cuban capital from February 11 through the 24th, is Canadian writer Margaret Atwood, winner of the Prince of Asturias Prize in Letters in 2008, added Cubadebate.

The book fiesta will be expanded to all of the island's provinces until March 7. On this occasion, the event will be dedicated to Russia as Guest of Honor, writer Reynaldo Gonzalez and historian Maria del Carmen Barcia.

Cuba News Agency