Leonardo Padura, one of Cuba’s best-known contemporary writers, will be in Chicago as part of his very special U.S tour. Take part in a reading and conversation on his most celebrated book, The Man Who Loved Dogs, recently translated and published into English.
Leonardo Padura Fuentes was born in and continues to reside in Havana, Cuba. Born in 1955, he is a novelist, journalist, and critic, and is the author of several novels, two volumes of short stories, and several nonfiction collections. Padura first came to prominence as an investigative journalist in a literary magazine called Caimán Barbudo. Padura is best known in the English-speaking world for his quartet of detective novels featuring lieutenant Mario Conde, Las Cuatro Estaciones (The Four Seasons). His novels featuring the detective Mario Conde have been translated into many languages and have won literary prizes around the world. The Man Who Loved Dogs was a finalist for the Book of the Year Award in Spain.