March 22, 2024

In February of 2024, Brazil was honored as the guest country at the 32nd Havana International Book Fair in Havana, Cuba. The event was attended by the Minister of Culture of Brazil, Margareth Menezes, and by a delegation of 15 writers, some of the most outstanding voices in contemporary Brazilian literature. Among them, Ailton Krenak, Conceição Evaristo, Frei Betto, Emicida, Cidinha da Silva, Jeferson Tenório, and Marcelo D' Salete.

As part of the International Book Fair, the Casa de las Américas literary magazine published the dossier Voces de Brasil, with a selection of contemporary fiction and poetry translated for the first time into Spanish. SPO alumni Ingrid Brioso Rieumont and Mauricio Acuña collaborated in the organization and selection of writers. Additionally, Acuña published the article "Jorge Amado y su viaje-exilio por América Latina" and the translation of Allan da Rosa’s “A nascente da língua,” and Brioso Rieumont published the translation of Gustavo Castanheira's "Máquina rubro-negra.”

Both Ingrid and Mauricio are currently faculty at Dartmouth College. Read the posting on the Dartmouth website.

Join SPO in congratulating Rieumont and Acuña on this amazing accomplishment by commenting on SPO's Instagram post!