The New York City launching of the most riveting thriller to grace Cuban literature in years. Linking Prague, Washington, South Yemen, Paris, Sitges, Madrid, Havana, Geneva, and Panama City, the novel takes the reader into the whirlwind days of the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, when the threat of terrorist cells already loomed on the horizon. A novel with a plot so astounding and so full of real-life characters and events that fiction and history become indistinguishable. El traidor de Praga lays bare the underpinnings of international espionage with such excrutiating detail, that we will never know with certainty if it really happened, although everything is possible…
Humberto López y Guerra is a Cuban-Swedish writer with a long and distinguished trajectory as a filmmaker. An alumni of the School of Cinematography of Bablesberg, Germany, he has directed more than 20 documentaries and television series, including the inernationally acclaimed Federico García Lorca: Murder in Granada (1980); Arrabal (1978), a Prix Italia contender; the Emmy-nominated The Long Sentence (1981); Castro’s Cuba, the most complete series on 1980’s Cuba; and Odskans ár (The Bad Years), winner of the Best Series award by the Scandinavian TV network Nordvision; among many others. El traidor de Praga is his first novel.
The author witll be presented by the poet, writer and literary critic Lourdes Gil, from the Latin American Studies Department at Baruch College, CUNY. A sought-after lecturer, her essays have appeared in numerous publications. She is also the author of several books of poetry, among them El cerco de las transfiguraciones and Empieza la ciudad.
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