Leonardo Padura


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in Havana, Cuba
January 01, 1955

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Leonardo Padura Fuentes (born 1955) is a Cuban novelist and journalist. As of 2007, he is one of Cuba's best known writers internationally. In English and some other languages, he is often referred to by the shorter form of his name, Leonardo Padura. He has written movie scripts, two books of short stories and a series of detective novels translated into 10 languages. In 2012, Fuentes was awarded the National Prize for Literature, Cuba's national literary award and the most important award of its kind.

Leonardo Padura nasceu em Havana, em 1955. Licenciado em Filologia, trabalhou como guionista, jornalista e crítico, tornando-se sobretudo conhecido pela série de romances policiais protagonizados pelo detetive Mario Conde, traduzidos para
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“He checked his parachute and launched himself into the Sea of Sarcasm.
--Havana Red”
Leonardo Padura

“true human grandeur lay in the practice of kindness without conditions, in the capacity of giving to those who had nothing, but not what we have left over but rather a part of what little we have—giving until it hurts without practicing the deceitful philosophy of forcing others to accept our concepts of good and truth because (we believe) they’re the only possible ones and because, besides, they should be grateful for what we give them, even when they didn’t ask for it.”
Leonardo Padura, The Man Who Loved Dogs

“Τα υπόλοιπα δεν είχαν σημασία, γιατί ήξερε πως όσο πιο μακριά πηγαίνει κανείς όταν γράφει τόσο πιο μόνος μένει. Και στο τέλος μαθαίνει ότι είναι καλύτερα έτσι και ότι οφείλει να υπερασπίσει αυτή τη μοναξιά: το να μιλάει κανείς για λογοτεχνία είναι χάσιμο χρόνου και αν είναι μόνος είναι πολύ καλύτερα, γιατί έτσι πρέπει να δουλεύει και γιατί ο χρόνος για να δουλέψει είνα κάθε στιγμή και λιγότερος και αν κανείς τον χαραμίζει νιώθει πως διαπράττει ένα αμάρτημα για το οποίο δεν υπάρχει συγχώρεση.”
Leonardo Padura, Αντιός, Χέμινγουεϊ

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