The Miami book fair is back and will open its doors from November 17 to 24. Organized by Miami Dade College, every year Basque literature is represented at the event. This year, writer Anjel Lertxundi is one of the invited guests.
Lertxundi will take part in two colloquiums on Saturday, November 23. The first, called "Protagonistas en Tiempos Difíciles” (Protagonists in Hard Times) will take place at 1:15 p.m. Lertxundi will share the space with Cuban writer Wendy Guerra and Spanish writer Inma López Silva. The Basque author will present his novel Zu, (translated into Spanish as Tú, or You), an intimate story about disease and the immediacy of death. Guerra will present Historia de un mercenario que coleccionaba obras de arte (The story of a mercenary who collected art), a novel that looks at the enemies of Latin American leftists. López Silva will present Los días iguales de cuando fuimos malas (The days when we were bad), which tells the experiences of five women in prison.
In addition, Lertxundi will participate in one of the round tables at the IV Seminar on Children´s Literature and Reading. Organized by the Cuatrogatos Foundation, the seminar will take place all day on Saturday. At 4:00 p.m., the author will discuss the need for children´s and young adult literature with Socorro Venegas (Mexico), Ramón París (Venezuela) and Fanuel Hanán Díaz (Venezuela).
The Miami Book Fair, organized by Miami Dade College, is the largest book fair in the United States. Over 300 international authors are invited each year to present their latest books and participate in speeches and talks. With the support of Etxepare Basque Institute, Basque authors also have the opportunity to attend this renowned fair.