L. Ricardo Alonso (b. 1929, Parres, Asturias): A lawyer, journalist and Cuba’s ambassador to several countries in the 1960s, Alonso moved to the United States and joined the faculty of the Spanish department at Franklin and Marshall College. His books include El candidato, Los dioses ajenos, El palacio y la furia and La estrella que cayó una noche en el mar, which won a literary prize in Spain. (Cintas for literature, 1973-74)

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