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The Art of Writing a Good Detective Novel

Oct 5, 2017
1:20 pm
GLCC (St. John Hall 104)
October 5, 2017 1:20 pm

Leonardo Padura Fuentes
Renowned Cuban Novelist and Journalist


Leonardo Padura Fuentes (born 1955) is an internationally known Cuban novelist and journalist. He has written screenplays, two books of short stories, and a series of detective novels translated into ten languages, including English. In 2012, Padura was awarded the National Prize for Literature, Cuba's most prestigious literary award. In 2015, he was awarded the Premio Príncipe de Asturias, one of the most important literary prizes in the Spanish-speaking world. His work has been very favorably reviewed by publications like the New York Times and the New Yorker, among many others. New Yorker contributor Jon Lee Anderson describes Padura as follows: “Leonardo Padura Fuentes is an unusual figure in contemporary Cuba: a novelist, a journalist, and a social critic who has skirted punishment by the [ruling government.] He is best known as the author of a half-dozen detective novels, which have gathered a passionate following both on and off the island. For Cuba’s intellectuals, and for its professional class, a new Padura book is as much a document as a novel, a way of understanding Cuban reality.” NPR’s Jason Sheehan called Padura “one of the most beloved writers in modern Cuba.”

Book Signing: 1:20pm
Lecture: 1:50pm


Please RSVP at (718) 990-5829 or [email protected]