Award-winning authors are coming to Dallas Public Library

More than 39 authors will participate in the fourth annual International Book Fair
By: Dallas Public Library - Miriam Rodriguez
Oct. 15, 2009 - PRLog -- Dallas – Mexican singer Jose Jose, who has sold more than 40 million albums, will be a featured author at the Fourth Dallas International Book Fair, Oct. 29 to Nov. 1 at the Dallas Public Library, 1515 Young St. "El Príncipe de la Canción" ("The Prince of the Song"), known for his romantic ballads and gifted vocals, will present his autobiography Jose Jose: esta es mi vida/ Jose Jose This is My Life.

The Book Fair will present artistic and cultural performances, multilingual story times, dance and musical performances, plays, writing workshops, music and children’s activities.  “Our goal is to promote a love for books, reading and writing,” said Dallas Public Library Assistant Director Miriam Rodriguez. “This is a free and fun event for the whole family.”

Other featured authors include:

Lucy Anne Hurston niece of major 20th century writer Zora Neale Hurston, a major figure of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance. She will present her multi-media biography Speak So You Can Speak Again: The life of Zora Neale Hurston.  

Lucia Gonzalez: Her classic Cuban folk tale The Bossy Gallito, was awarded the Pura Belpre Children's Literature Honor Medal by the American Library Association. Her latest book is The Storyteller’s Candle.  

Rodolfo Naro: His book El orden infinito was a finalist for the Planeta Award.

Max Rodriguez: Founder and director of the Harlem Book Fair and author of the acclaimed Sacred Fire: The QBR 100 Essential Black Books.
Gustavo Sainz: His book, La princesa del Palacio de Hierro won the Premio Xavier Villaurrutia prize in 1974. His novel A troche y moche received the prize for best novel of the year written in Mexico in 2003.  He is editor of the magazine TransgresionES and a professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Indiana University.
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