El libro en Cuba: cultura, mercado, y otros desafíos / The Book in Cuba: Culture, Markets and other Challenges

Friday, March 18, 2011 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
LAL Seminar Room
The Latin American Library 7001 Freret Street, 4th floor, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library

Talk by visiting Cuban publisher/editor, Olga Marta Pérez on El libro en Cuba: cultura, mercado, y otros desafíos/The Book in Cuba: Culture, Markets and other Challenges. Olga Marta Pérez is a fiction writer, poet, editor and screenwriter for radio and television in Havana, Cuba. She is a renowned fiction writer of children’s and adult books both within Cuba and abroad. Ms. Pérez has a Licenciatura in Spanish Language and Literatures from the University of Havana. Since 1980 she has worked in various capacities in major publishing firms in Havana such as Orbe, Gente Nueva, Abril, Capitán San Luis, and Ediciones Unión, where she has served as director since 2003. She has also worked for Editorial Letras Cubanas, Caminos (Centro Martin Luter King Jr), and abroad at Libresa in Ecuador, Ocean Press in Australia, and Isla Negra Editores in Puerto Rico. She was also editor-in-Chief of the weekly journal Pionero, and Director of the children’s magazine Nosotros. 

This talk is co-sponsored with the Center for Cuban Studies, and will be in Spanish with English translation. Please join us for a reception after the talk.