Realism in fiction is a controversial issue. For readers of literature and/or viewers of films and television series seeking entertainment to escape daily grind, realism may be bothersome. But others prefer fiction that cuts it as close to reality as possible. Neither group should be criticized. Cultural tastes result from personal experiences, age, education, profession, […]
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In what concerns Syria’s civil war and the recent use of chemical weapons against civilians, it seems as if hundreds of millions of people share the opinion that the best course Western democracies could follow is to help the refugees, demand that the criminals are brought to justice, wait for irrefutable evidence about who gassed […]
I’ll discuss my writing and how I left Cuba to seek creative freedom and to flee repression on Wednesday, April 3, from 7 pm to 8 pm. Learn more on the Library’s website. I look forward to seeing you there.
Before 1959 the Cold War had not been a widely held concern in Cuba. Folks assumed that our nation was too insignificant to be targeted by the Russians, and because the United States was our ally since World War II, the notion that American nuclear-tipped missiles could rain down on us was inconceivable. This started […]
Two or three minutes after I saw the photo of Escobar’s cheeks and read the news stories, I considered writing this. But I decided to wait until things returned to normal so people would read me with cooler heads. It’s important to say I’ve never met the Toronto Blue Jays short-stop and don’t think I […]
It pleases me to let you know you that my new novel, Riders of Land and Tide, has been published as an eBook and for the next six months will be available exclusively at www.Kobo.com. Firmly convinced that this is my best work of fiction, I unashamedly recommend it to those who liked other books that I penned. […]
News from Cuba concerning a crackdown against entrenched corruption have circled the world in the last few weeks. A former food industries minister, Alejandro Roca, is serving a 15-year sentence. The president of Cubana de Aviacion was fired and 14 executives of that airline and a tourism agency were sentenced to prison terms. Officials from the […]