Knovvmads Gala mentored by Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa
Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa was presented the keys to the city of Coral Gables. Vargas-Llosa, subject at the time of a tribute to the Nobel Prize in Literature of the current Infobibliotecas Magazine (Knovvmads’ Spanish equivalent) then led a group chat about the future of libraries and literature over cocktails, with a star struck A-list of guest librarians from some of the largest library systems in the country. The atmosphere was electric, galvanized with optimism. Imaginations soared vertiginously as spirits reached new heights. We’re not talking about Bacardi or Sangria. The talk pushed the boundaries of what a modern library can look like and do. The exchange included representatives from one of the most prestigious think tanks of the Western Hemisphere, the International Foundation for Liberty, an illustrious delegation from the Spanish Consul in Miami, Don Candido Creis and the General Counsel for the powerful ICEX, Francisco Javier Garzón.