Leonar­do Padu­ra, Cuba’s best-known nov­el­ist, is the three-time recip­i­ent of the Dashiell Ham­mett Award giv­en by the Inter­na­tion­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Detec­tive Writ­ers. His books that have been trans­lat­ed into Eng­lish include Havana Red, Havana Gold, Havana Blue, Havana Black and Adiós Hem­ming­way. He lives in Havana and can be reached via Achy Obe­jas, at aobejas@​depaul.​edu.
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