Omar Torres (b. 1945, Victoria de las Tunas): A poet, novelist and playwright, Torres’ books include the poetry collections Conversación primera, Tiempo robado and De nunca a siempre, and the novels Al partir, based on an anecdote from the Spanish-American War, and Apenas un bolero, which served as the basis for his English-language novel Fallen Angels Sing. Torres studied literature at Queens College, New York. (Cintas for literature, 1978-79)

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