Snippet: Princess of Asturias award to Leonardo Padura

On June 10, the renamed Princess of Asturias foundation announced its 2015 winner in the literature category, the Cuban author Leonardo Padura.

This blogger counts Herejes [Heretics, 2013; publisher’s summary] by Leonardo Padura (Havana, 1955; Wikipedia) among his best reading experiences of the last year, though it could have been somewhat shorter as a lot of amazon reader reviews remark correctly. Padura is a good storyteller and additionally introduces his readers to the realities of life in contemporary Cuba.

Talking about contemporary Cuba, El País in English published this article on June 12.

SOURCE: Tusquets (publisher)

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