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Cuba’s Top Writer Speaking at UC Davis

September 17, 2018

One of Cuba’s most acclaimed writers, Leonardo Padura, will be giving talks and readings at UC Davis Oct. 24 and 25. Padura is known internationally for his series of Mario Conde detective novels, which have been translated into many languages and made into a Netflix series.

Padura has received the National Prize for Literature, Cuba's national literary award, and in 2015 the Premio Principe de Asturias de las Letras of Spain, one of the most important literary prizes in the Spanish-speaking world.

In Memoriam: Francisco X. Alarcon Lived His Poetry Every Day

January 21, 2016
Francisco X. Alarcón broke ground as a poet, writing in English, Spanish and the native language Nahuatl, creating poetry for children, and was an early, openly gay Chicano poet. A long-time continuing lecturer in Spanish at UC Davis, he died Jan. 15.