Cuban writer Julio M. Llanes was granted the Sendero de luz Award in the context of the 22nd International Book Fair that takes place in this territory until next March 3rd.
The Sendero de luz Award given by the Provincial Library Ruben Martinez Villena to the most read author in the public libraries nerwork of the Cuban central province of Sancti Spiritus, was handed to Julio M. Llanes in the context of the 22nd International Book Fair that takes place in this territory until coming March 3rd.
When interviewed by Escambray the author showed his excitement over the news: “What’s most relevant about the award it’s that it is given by the people, it is a prize given by readers, and getting the appreciation of them it’s the dream of every writer”.
Llanes is also one of the most read at a national level, that is why he was awarded by the National Library with the Puertas de Espejo Award along with Sancti Spiritus authors Julio Crespo Francisco, Rosa Maria Garcia and Abel Hernandez Muñoz.
The writer of the emblematic texts Paquele and El dia que me quieras announced to media that he is working on an editorial fascinating project: a novel that develops its plot in the Trinidad from the 19th century, a work through which he intends to continue the topics of slavery and sugar plantations, both of great interest to Llanes.
The award ceremony took place in the context of the 22nd Book Fair in Sancti Spiritus, which in 2013 is dedicated to the 160th anniversary of Jose Marti’s birth, to historian Pedro Pablo Rodriguez, to writer Daniel Chavarria and to the Republic of Angola.