Havana.- The Casa de las Americas Literature Award received a record number of works this year in the section of Brazilian fiction literature, with 135 works, and even today new proposals are coming to Cuba.
Jorge Fornet, coordinator of the contest, said that the number of texts received so far is of 390 books, which may continue to increase, because there are still receiving more projects.
The categories in contest are Novel, Poetry, Historical-Social Essay, Testimonial Literature, Brazilian Literature of Fiction, and the Prize for Studies about the Black Presence in Contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean.
The activities of this event will start next Monday with the constitution of the jury in the Sala Che Guevara, Casa de las Américas, and then the judges will travel to the southern city of Cienfuegos, where most of the readings will be held, said Fornet.
During the deliberations' days, Casa de las Americas will maintain a program of lectures, panels and presentations of books and magazines.
The Award ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, January 26 in the Sala Che Guevara, witness of that event during the 58 editions of the contest. Among other activities we will have the exhibition In the space: from the sculptural to the installation, and will perform actions dedicated to the 50 years of the publication of One Hundred Years of Solitude, iconic novel by the Colombian Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014), to which Casa de las Americas will dedicate different activities during 2017.