Among a list of other prominent arts figures, Cartagena‘s annual Hay Festival will proudly present two of Literature’s Nobel Prize winners in January.
Both Mario Vargas Llosa of Peru and Herta Muller from Romania, Literature Nobel Prize laureates will be hosted at the Hay Festival’s elaborate mix of “literature, visual arts, cinema, music, geopolitics, journalism, the environment… all going together with dialogue and celebration,” boasts the event’s website.
The monumental festival that promotes culture and social responsibility will be held in the Caribbean beach town of Cartagena from January 24-27 of next year.
The program director of the event believes that the festival is “more important than ever,” quoted by newspaper El Tiempo, further saying that “with the peace talks in Colombia, the crisis in Europe and the Middle East conflict, they all require a joint effort of tolerance and to imagine the world.”
Vargas Llosa and Muller are not the only impressive literary figures to be present at the event, with writers and artists, chefs and musicians from all over the world convening in Cartagena for the 7th annual Hay Festival.