The Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Book Fair Next week arrives with a reinforced poster that marks its definitive recovery with more than 170 presentations for all audiences that will be dedicated to the figure of Tomás Morales on the occasion of the centenary of his death and that will be inaugurated by journalists and writer Christian Gálvez, who will present his work Hanna.
The great literary event of the archipelago will be from October 7 to 12 in the Santa Catalina Park and the Elder Museum with all the necessary sanitary measures to guarantee the safety of the public, who will be able to attend the Thursday and Friday in the afternoon to the presentations that best suit your tastes, the weekend will have intensive sessions in the morning and afternoon, the Monday It will be an afternoon session day, and the Tuesday After the closing, as the last day and holiday, there will be presentations morning and afternoon.
To reach all audiences, the organization has designed a program with five spaces: General Literature –which includes the interesting cycle Point Blank Letters for the best books of the year regardless of the popularity of their author-, Juvenil, Infantil –the only space that will be in San Telmo-, the Espacio Ciclos, dedicated to Climate Change, Black Letters and Rainbows, and finally the Continuous Session Tent destined exclusively to Canarian authors with a presentation every half hour.
Canarian literature deserves an independent space because it enjoys enviable health and the 2020 and 2021 editions have also been added, so it will host around seventy presentations, although there will also be island publications in the rest of the spaces.
This 33rd edition of the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Book Fair has the support of the City Council of the capital of Gran Canaria, the Cabildo de Gran Canaria and the Government of the Canary Islands from the Canarian Institute for Cultural Development and the Elder Museum, Casa África and the Cope Chain, which will allow us to finally have 94 writers and 83 women writers, which adds up to nothing less than 176 presentations.
The public will not only be able to attend those of their choice safely, but they will be able to obtain a signed copy and purchase as many publications as they want in any of the 16 tents that participate this year between bookstores, publishers and institutions.
Hannan, by Christian Gálvez
Christian Galvez will be in charge of inaugurating the Book Fair on Thursday 7 with the presentation of his book Hannan, in which a young woman will immerse herself in the story of her grandmother, a survivor of World War II who lived an odyssey in Nazi-occupied Italy. Gálvez offers a portrait of the past and present of a city that adores, Florence, scene of barbarism and cradle of art and culture lovers who tried to find light in a period of darkness. It is not only a vital and passionate story with a frenetic pace, but a warning in this present full of uncertainties.
Tomás Morales (1884-1921)
Tomás Morales Castellano is one of the main poets of the Hispanic modernist movement with Las Rosas de Hércules at the forefront of his works, which contributes a unique vision to the varied poetic panorama of the first decades of the 20th century.
The author, born in Moya, where his house-museum is located, knew how to adapt expressive and musical luxury to the motifs of the sea and his native island. Already in his first book he highlighted his exceptional gift for verse and the powerful personality with which he dealt with his themes. He is one of the great innovators who paved the way for contemporary Spanish poetry.
The Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Book Fair joins the events that commemorate the centenary of his death with the presentation of the book CD Atlantic Sonora by Eduardo Perdomo, co-author of the work, and Guillermo Perdomo, director of the Tomás Morales House-Museum. It will be on Thursday, October 7 at 5:00 p.m. at the Elder Museum.
Chirstian Gálvez and Tomás Morales will only be the start of an appointment that is full of surprises and a diversity of books that will be released in the coming days so that the public can reserve their time to enjoy the literary festival of the year.