As the USA and Cuba reestablish diplomatic relations, literary relations are also flourishing: Restless Books will release a series of Cuban sci-fi books.
Cuba Libro, Cuba’s first (tiny) English-language bookstore opens — one more sign of an easing of restrictions on the island.
Ebooks will bring Cuba’s isolated publishing industry and authors to a wider audience across the Spanish-speaking world, but also the US, under the radar of the trade embargo.
A report on the year in Iberoamerican book fairs written from the perspective of a member of the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials
La Jiribilla, an independent voice for culture and writing in Cuba, celebrates its tenth anniversary
Authors exiled from Iran, Cuba, Afghanistan, Egypt, Algeria and the Congo discuss oppression, inspiration, and the cost of freedom.
By Edward Nawotka You might think a book fair is a book fair is a book fair, but I have to say that my first visit to Guadalajara has left a strong impression. Not only are there significantly more publishers from smaller Central American nations than I’ve ever seen before — Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica — as well as places …
By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story looks at the new graphic novel Cuba: My Revolution by Inverna Lockpez and Dean Haspiel (DC Comics/Vertigo). The story is based on the life of artist Inverna Lockpez, a Cuban dissident who was tortured and eventually escaped the island. The intensity of both the violence and emotion of the story is visceral, something he …