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The 19th International Book Fair will begin on February 7 to be extended then to the rest of the capital cities through March 7, offering five million books.

The main venue will be the Morro-Cabaña fairgrounds and it will have Pabellón Cuba and Feria de Rancho Boyeros as sub- venues.

The country guest of honour is Russia and the event will be dedicated to Cuban writers
Reynaldo González and María del Carmen Barcia, both of them awarded National Prize in Literature and National Prize in Social Sciences during 2003, respectively.

The Fair will honour the 100th birthday of writers such as Lezama Lima, Dora Alonso and Ángel Augier.

As well National Prize in Literature will be presented to Ambrosio Fornet, and the 2010 National Prize in Social Science to Pedro Pablo Rodríguez; Nicolás Guillén Prize in Poetry and Alejo Carpentier Prize in Novel, Short Story and Essay will also be presented during the Fair.

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