On his official Twitter account, the president recalled the founding of the National Printshop, the printing of Don Quixote and the 62 years of universal access to the infinite treasure of human creation that lives in books.
For its part, the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) tweeted that Cuba has granted books a relevant role in the promotion of reading and literature since the beginning of the Revolution, despite economic limitations.
As part of virtual events, the Julio Cortazar Ibero-American Short Story Award was granted to ‘Polvo gris sobre los parpados’, by Cuban author Rogelio Riveron.
Meanwhile, the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC) published the books ‘Sergio Corrieri, mas alla de memorias’, written by Luisa Marisy; and ‘Cien años de cine en Cuba’, by Ambrosio Fornet.
The 2021 Book Day involves cultural institutions nationwide and pays tribute to the 60th anniversary of Fidel Castro’s Words to Intellectuals, the Literacy Campaign and the 100th birthday of poet and essayist Cintio Vitier.