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Mexico at the 2017 National Book Festival

por Eliane Dias Boechat

 

This year the Library of Congress, in conjunction with the Mexican Cultural Institute, will present Mexican author Verónica Murguía as part of the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival. This year, the festival will focus on literature for children and youth.

 

Verónica Murguía is a Mexican fantasy writer who has won multiple prizes for her children’s literature and novels. Her first publications in 1990 were a novel entitled “Rosendo” and “Historia y aventuras de Taté el mago y Clarisel la cuentera”, which won the National Short Story Prize for Children Juan de la Cabada. In 1993 Murguía was selected for a FONCA Fellowship. She has also been a member of the Mexican National System of Art Creators.

 

She will give a presentation at the Children’s Green Stage from 2:15-2:40 pm pm and do a book signing from 3:00-4:00 pm.

 

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