23 April, is the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) World Book and Copyright Day. Adopted in 1995 by resolution of the twenty-eighth session of the general conference of UNESCO, it is a symbolic date for world literature for on this date in 1616, Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo.
Read About the Second UNESCO World Forum on Culture and Cultural Industries – The Book Tomorrow: The Future of the Written Word
This event will take place in Milan beginning on June 6, 2011.