Leonardo Padura


Leonardo Padura 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 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 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

Autobiography for Quais du Polar

Leonardo Padura is a writer, journalist and screenwriter. He lives in Mantilla where he has written all his books. This is where he learned to play baseball. Since he is not really good at it, he wants to be offered to become manager of the Cuban national team.


Crime favorites

book : The Long Goodbye, Raymond Chandler

movie : The Wire

author :  Alejo Carpentier

auteur : Strawberry Fields, the Beatles