César Eugenio Leante (b. 1928, Matanzas): After beginning his career as a journalist, radio and television writer, Leante became cultural attaché to the Cuban embassy in Paris. He is the author of the novels Padres e hijos, Muelle de caballería and Los guerrilleros negros (published in Spain as Capitán de cimarrones) as well as books on Fidel Castro, Ernest Hemingway and Gabriel García Márquez and two volumes of memoirs, Volviendo la mirada and Revive. He left Cuba for Madrid in 1981. (Cintas for literature, 1988-89)

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