José Ramón Torres

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José Ramón Torres was born and raised in Cuba, where he spent 32 years of his life. He completed his university studies in English Language and Literature at University of Havana and a PhD in Education (Language Teaching) at University of Barcelona. In Havana, Vancouver, Barcelona and Cambridge, UK (where he is currently based with his wife and two children), he has worked as a language teacher, translator, interpreter, TV presenter, proofreader, localisation project and language manager, telephone operator, doorman and street seller.
His first novel, of around 63,000 words and entitled Waves, draws a parallel between three major Cuban migration episodes (Camarioca, Mariel, Rafters) and to some extent describes the political wrangling betwee
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José Ramón Torres Off the top of my head, here’s a quick, short list: El siglo de las luces (Explosion in a Cathedral) by Alejo Carpentier, Tres tristes tigres (Three T…moreOff the top of my head, here’s a quick, short list: El siglo de las luces (Explosion in a Cathedral) by Alejo Carpentier, Tres tristes tigres (Three Trapped Tigers) by Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Cuentos fríos (Cold Tales) by Virgilio Piñera, and Paradiso by José Lezama Lima. Biased, but hope it helps. Happy reading!(less)
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On the Library Front

With only a literary novel about migrants under my belt, I know I cannot aspire to a huge readership. However, after a few years in the indie “business”, I have a rough idea of where my readers may be. And I find it much more satisfying to deal with universities and libraries than to slave away at marketing and metrics of various sorts.


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