Photo: Claribel Ortega
Cubans crowd inside the USA Pavillion to look at books on display at the Havana Book Fair.
Despite looming uncertainty over future relations between Cuba and the U.S., the second U.S. Publishing Mission to Cuba, organized by Publishers Weekly and Combined Book Exhibit, returned to Havana last week with a new set of publishing professionals and nearly 400 titles by American publishers to display at the Havana Book Fair.
Organized in partnership with the Book Institute of Cuba, the U.S. Publishing Mission to Cuba is an effort to prepare for future business relations between the book industries of the two countries. This year the mission featured several new faces, among them Judith Curr, president and publisher of the Atria Publishing Group at S&S; Ted Adams, CEO and publisher of indie graphic novel house IDW Publishing; and literary agents Amy Berkower of Writers House and Kim Witherspoon of Inkwell Management.  MORE