Cartagena, a city to read


The Book Fair returns from the 20th to the 23rd with 47 stands and the presence of authors such as Nativel Preciado, Pablo Rivero and Máximo Huerta

From Nativel Preciado’s ‘The Elephant Sanctuary’ to writer and popular actor Pablo Rivero’s black novel ‘La Crib’; from the 2021 narrative ‘El Ojo Critico’ prize, Laura Fernández, to the Hellenist Pedro Olalla and his ‘Words from the Aegean’; from ‘The Two Kings’, by Benjamín Prado, to the new one by Máximo Huerta: ‘Goodbye, little one’. These are some of the authors who, under the slogan “Cartagena, a city to read”, will participate in the return of the book fair, which will be held from October 20 to 23, organized by the Ministry of Culture through the Municipal Library Network.

This year, as a novelty, a web page will be created that allows to know the news of the fair at all times.

The Councilors David Martínez and Carlos Piñana, respectively responsible for the area and Delegate for Culture, as well as the Mayor of Transparency, Alejandra Gutiérrez, and the responsible of the Municipal Libraries, María Carmen Rodal, took part in the presentation of the event .

David Martínez reported that the book fair will take place in the Plaza de España and will have 47 booths. “We return to the center of our city – he explained – with the illusion of filling it with life and books. More than 75 authors and authors will pass the fair to sign their works and give presentations».

The opening proclamation will take place on the 20th, which will preside over the writer and journalist Nativel Preciado, who will present her latest work, ‘El Sanctuary de los Elephants’, at the Nuevo Teatro Circo – 7:00 PM that same day (Azorin Novel Prize 2021).

«I want to emphasize the presence of, among others, Laura Fernández or Estefanía Chereguini at our National Authors’ Fair, as well as the presence of the writer Benjamín Prado or Pablo Rivero; that of Pedro Olalla and of course that of the Valencian writer and journalist Máximo Huerta”, added Martínez, also highlighting the presence of “an excellent cast of local authors”.

It was Carlos Piñana who indicated that the opening hours of the fair are from Thursday to Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Among other things, the mayor emphasized the presence in Cartagena of Máximo Huerta, who this year received the novel ‘Fernando Lara’. María Carmen Rodal reported that children from schools near the Plaza de España have been invited to visit the fair. Cartagena has gained recognition with the Mandarache Young Readers Project.

Source: La Verdad


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