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Gaceta de Cuba honors Roberto Fernandez Retamar

Havana, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) A special issue of La Gaceta Oficial de Cuba magazine of the Association of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) was launched at the Roberto Fernández Retamar Library of Havana-based Casa de las Americas.

The publication is dedicated to the work this outstanding Cuban poet, writer, and essayist did. He passed away in 2019; and would be celebrating 93 years old last Friday.

On Twitter, Casa de las Americas President Abel Prieto described as noteworthy the work done by the 1989 National Literature Prize winner, who directed the cultural institution for several years.

Fernández Retamar played a leading role in the cultural policy of the Cuban Revolution, and his work was linked to the world of literature due to his interest in writing.

He has been awarded several prizes, including Member of Honor of the Chilean Writers’ Society in 1972, the Rubén Darío Latin American Poetry Prize in Nicaragua in 1980, the Nikola Vaptsarov International Poetry Prize in Bulgaria in 1989, and the Pérez Bonalde International Poetry Prize in Venezuela in 1994, among others.


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