The Havana International Book Fair will return from February 9 to 19, in its thirty-first edition.

As every year, the

Arte y Literatura publishing house will make available to readers a wide catalog of works,

both by classic and contemporary authors.

On this occasion, the publishing label has more than two dozen titles, among which stand out as novelties the novel

Sirena Selena vestida de pena

, authored by the Puerto Rican Mayra Santos Febres, and the collection of poems


, by the Mexican writer Balan Rodrigo, who confirmed their attendance at the event.

Classics such as the historical novel

Quo Vadis?,

by the Pole Henryk Sienkiewicz, and the biographical book Napoleon, written by the German of Jewish origin, Emil Ludwig, will be presented on Tuesday, February 14 at 11:00 AM on Madera Street.

Other texts chosen by the editorial group for this thirty-first FILH are:

  • Cruel Tales

    , which is a compilation based on the original work (Cruel Tales, 1883) by the French poet, storyteller, and dramatist Auguste Villiers de L'Isle-Adam.

  • The kid who ruined the photos,

    autobiographical novel by the Argentine writer and editor, Hernán Casciari.

  • Havana: told city,

    a compilation made by Ciro Bianchi Ross of texts written throughout these centuries by intellectuals such as Rubén Darío, Pablo Neruda, Jean-Paul Sartre, Julio Cortázar, and also by travelers who left their testimony of passing through Our city.

  • La otra, la misma de Dios,

    a book authored by the Ecuadorian poet, editor, essayist and journalist, Aleyda Quevedo Rojas, published in its second edition by the publishing house Arte y Literatura itself.

  • Raised from the ground

    , a novel by the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature, José Saramago, which tells the story of the inhabitants of the town of Lavre in the Portuguese Alentejo from 1910 to 1979, including the Carnation Revolution on April 25, 1974.

  • Trilogy 0°0'0",

    by the Ecuadorian poet and essayist, Edwin Madrid.

  • Arsenio Lupine against Herlock Holmes,

    a detective fiction novel created by the French writer Maurice Leblanc.

  • Anthology of the Spanish-American sonnet

    , with a selection and prologue by Mirta Yañez.

  • Poetic Anthology

    , prepared by its own author, Jaime Siles, and which includes the best of his work.

  • The Portrait

    , a story written by Nikolai Gogol, where a young painter acquires the portrait of an old man, which exerts a certain evil influence on its owners.

  • Contemporary Chinese tales,

    a compilation whose texts reflect customs and problems of a society rich and multiple in cultures and identities, but which does not escape such daily global situations today.

  • Cuentos Macaboros

    , a volume of nine stories by the Nicaraguan writer Rubén Darío, whose selection, prologue and notes belong to the editor, writer and journalist Elizabeth Díaz González.

  • The skin of the lizard

    , made up of twenty-one short stories by the author Jorge Rodríguez Gómez.

    Social issues such as abuse, family and love relationships, class tensions, the health situation of the Venezuelan nation, shamelessness and loss of values, among other issues are addressed with an insightful approach.

  • Frankenstein

    , a gothic novel written by Mary W. Shelley that shows through different narrative levels all the arrogance, irresponsibility and contempt for the consequences of "playing God" that drive the true monster that causes so much suffering and death, and who is punished by his own spawn.

  • Stories

    , by Franz Kafka, with a prologue by the prestigious Cuban intellectual Ambrosio Fornet.

  • Alone in the crowd, a

    compilation of eighteen short stories by Lao Ma that also contains an exclusive dedication by the author for the Cuban edition.

  • Vanished Dead,

    authored by Paco Ignacio Taibo II, is the eighth novel of what many have called the most famous detective in Mexico, Héctor Belascoarán.

  • The Hollow Needle

    , the first novel that Maurice Leblanc wrote about his famous white-collar thief, Arsenio Lupin.

  • The Griot Story

    , Ron Ramdin's novel recounting the harrowing process of slavery.

    Narrated in the first person, the protagonist Adamah writes an autobiography, in which he recounts the vicissitudes and incidents of his existence.

  • Sweet enemy of mine,

    a selection of Gutierre de Cetina's sonnets that allows you to admire the formal beauty and psychological depth that characterizes them.

Since its founding in 1968, the Arte y Literatura publishing house has dedicated itself to publishing classic and contemporary texts and has made more than forty first translations from their original languages ​​to essential works of universal literature.

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