Diego Valverde

MLitt in English Literature, BA in Spanish Literature, BA in German Literature. Former lecturer of Literature in the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (La Paz, Bolivia) and visiting lecturer in several universities in Europe and America. He directed the Instituto Cervantes Francfort from 2014 to 2017, and from September on he is the director of the Instituto Cervantes Berlin. Poetry: El difícil ejercicio del olvido (1997); Chicago, West Barry, 628 (2000); No olvides mi rostro (2001); Infierno del enamorado (2002); El espejo que lleva mi nombre escrito (2006); Shir Hashirim (2006); Un segundo de vacilación (2011) and Panteras (2015). His poems are also included in several anthologies in Europe, America and Asia. He has given poetry readings in many countries and literary festivals, and there are translations of his poems in several languages. Essays: Varado entre murallas y gaviotas. Seis entradas en la bitácora de Maqroll el Gaviero (2011); Dominios inventados (2013; second edition 2017). Translations: He has translated works by Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling, George Herbert, John Donne, Nuno Júdice, Jorge Sousa Braga, Fernando Assis Pacheco, Valery Larbaud, Paul Celan and E.T.A. Hoffmann. He has also edited the poems of Álvaro Mutis.

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Kerala, the most literate Indian state where reading is in the blood of common man and freedom of expression is sacrosanct, is at the forefront of nurturing a literary eco system that transcends beyond boundaries. Today, the Government of Kerala takes a leap and brings together literary lovers across the globe through an international platform – International Book Fair 2020. The fair which will be held from 6th-16th february 2020 at the Marine Drive grounds, Kochi, Kerala, will be a one of kind platform for international, national and local publishers who wish to reach out to the most well informed audiences with a rich literary lineage.

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