Updated 20 April: Adeje Ayuntamiento says that for the first time an invited group of English-language authors are playing a very active part in the Adeje Book Fair, which is taking place in the car park beside the Adeje School of Music on April 22nd and 23rd (Friday and Saturday).
The council says that 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the deaths of both Shakespeare and Cervantes, the two authors, from England and Spain, who have long been considered two of the most important influences on literature, and still today their words resonate, often part of current sayings whose roots may not be recognised but are, in fact, directly descended from one of these two incredible wordsmiths – All that glitters (or ‘glisters’ in the original) is not gold – The Merchant of Venice, Bated breath – also The Merchant of Venice, Be-all and the end-all – Macbeth, Neither a borrower nor a lender be – Hamlet, Thou has seen nothing yet Don Quixote – and there are so many more.
The English language authors who live and write here in Tenerife who will be holding book singing sessions and meeting the public as well are as follows:
- Friday 22 April, 4pm – 6.30pm: John Reid (‘The Skipping Verger and other tales’) & Susan Dehmel (‘Boris and friends’)
- Saturday 23 April, 10.30am – 1pm: Margaret Tully (‘Journey with your soul to heal your body and mind’) & Nikki & Richard Attree (‘Nobody’s Poodle’)
- Saturday 23 April, 4pm – 6.30pm: Joe Cawley (‘More Ketchup than Salsa’) & Lee Bullen (‘Beset’)
Throughout the weekend there are also a host of other activities taking place, celebrating local authors, Cervantes and Shakespeare, and above all the written word.
Original post 11 April: The annual Adeje Feria del Libro (book fair) will take place between 15 and 23 April in the car park of the Municipal School of Music and Dance in Las Torres. As always there will be a range of book stalls, events and exhibitions, and readings, all between 10am and 10pm. The particular focus this year will be Shakespeare and Cervantes, since it is the 400th anniversary of the death of both authors, who died within a fortnight of each other in 1616.