25 October 2013
27 October 2013

The Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival

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Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival: ‘It’s a Triumph’, says Costa

The Rock’s first ever international literary festival has been a resounding success. 

An eclectic mix of authors, historians and literary critics

delighted audiences with a varied and absorbing programme of lectures that delved

into the most diverse range of cultural, literary and historical subjects.

Including several sold-out events to packed houses such as the Gibraltar Lecture on

the Spanish Civil War delivered by award-winning historian Anthony Beevor, the

Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival has been warmly embraced by the

general public.

The eight selected venues reverberated with excitement as audience participation,

book-signings and book sales of participating authors confirmed the Festival’s

successful birth and powerful eruption onto the European stage of literary festivals.

From the erudite and scholarly to the accessible and popular, the festival’s range of

content, efficient logistics and standards of hospitality has impressed participants

who are experienced veterans from some of the most prestigious and well

established literary festivals in UK and the world.

Minister for Tourism, Public Transport, Commercial Affairs and the Port Neil Costa

MP, summed it all up at the end of three intense days of cultural activity, borrowing a

phrase from the Booker prize-winning novelist and poet Ben Okri regarding the

festival, to state “It was a triumph.”

Below are a collection of photos from the event, including both prestigious authors, and their venues.

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