Highlights of JBF 2015
Enrique Perez Diaz (Cuba)
Cuban writer, critic, publisher & researcher of children's literature.
Enrique holds a Licentiate in Journalism (1982) and is currently the Director of Gente NuevaPublishing House in Havana. He is also the Director of the theoretical magazine En julio como en enero, working with the IBBY Cuban Committee, since 2007. He is a writer, critic, editor and children’s literature researcher, as well as President of the Children’s Literature Section of the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) and he was a member of the IBBY Cuban Committee (1993-2008). He was the founder of the first Cuban bookshop for children: El Cochero Azul, with a sociocultural approach to community works with children and teenagers.
His books are known in in many countries including Japan, Switzerland, the USA, and most of Latin America and are included in primary school programmes in many countries. He has published many academic works and is also the author of some twenty anthologies in Cuba and other countries, including an Anthology of the Andersen Award Winners.
He has received many awards and served on juries in Cuba and internationally. He has spoken at many conferences and was co-organizer of the biennial Cuban IBBY conferences held in Havana.
AUTHORS AT THE JBF 2015!!
The Jozi Book Fair launched the guest of the 7th Fair, Gcina Mhlophe, on the 13 of February2015 in Yeoville Boys Primary School. At least 8 schools attended the event together with their teachers. After an hour of learners engaging with each other, Gcina Mhlophe's embodies performance and resounding voice filled the Yeoville Boys Primary School Hall with charged energy. Beginning with a song that asks for the embrace of the African child, Mhlophe immediately drew attention of her teachers and pupils' audience.
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