Moderation: Michael Luisier
Translation: Dorian Occhiuzzi
German reading: Sebastian Arenas
Padura traces Cuba's recent history, from the end of the Cold War to Obama's visit. While in Berlin the wall falls, in Havana life comes to a standstill. Bound together by a thirst for life, a conspiratorial community comes together, the "clan." An old house becomes a refuge. But the clan breaks up and scatters in all directions. It is not until decades later that the secrets of the once close friends, buried under time, begin to unravel. "Padura is a brilliant storyteller and an outstanding stylist. (...) And with his historical novels at the latest, he has written his way to the top of world literature." (Süddeutsche Zeitung)
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Leonardo Padura (*1955 in Havana) is one of the most widely read Cuban authors. He became internationally known with his crime novel cycle, The Havana Quartet, and was awarded the Cuban National Prize for Literature and the Spanish Princess of Asturias Prize in the category of literature. He lives in Havana.
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