“The Cursed Circumstance of Water All Around Us.”

  • Monday, April 9, 2018 • 4:00 pm
  • Formal Lounge, Ann M. Olin Women’s Building, Washington University in St. Louis
April 9, 2018 – 4:00pm
Women’s Building Formal Lounge — Reception To Follow Talk

Leonardo de la Caridad Padura Fuentes (born 1955) is a Cuban novelist and journalist. As of 2007, he is one of Cuba’s best known writers internationally. In his native Spanish, as well as in English and some other languages, he is often referred to by the shorter form of his name, Leonardo Padura. He has written screenplays, two books of short stories and a series of detective novels translated into 10 languages. In 2012, Padura was awarded the National Prize for Literature, Cuba’s national literary award and the most important award of its kind. In 2015, he was awarded with the Premio Principe de Asturias de las Letras of Spain, one of the most important literary prizes in the Spanish speaking world and usually considered as the Iberoamerican Nobel Prize.

This lecture series is supported by the family of Felice Massie and sponsored by The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

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