Padura was awarded the Princess of Asturias award for literature, the Spanish equivalent of the Nobel prize, on October 23. Previous winners include Arthur Miller, Philip Roth, Ismail Kadare and Amin Maalouf. Padura is best known for his crime fiction series featuring Havana police inspector Mario Conde. Bitter Lemon is the proud publisher of the English language editions of these novels and of The Man Who Loved Dogs, Padura's masterpiece about Trotsky and his assassin Mercader.
We are delighted to announce the acquisition of the English-language rights to Mario Giordano’s Aunt Poldi and the Sicilian Lions from German publishers Bastei Lübbe AG.
Set for publication in the UK in July 2016, and translated from the German by John Brownjohn, this is the first book in a new, charming and humorous crime series set on the beautiful island of Sicily, and featuring an investigator one cannot help but love.
Read about our novels out now, see their reviews, and read about forthcoming publications, rights recently acquired and events planned for this autumn. The Frankfurt Book Fair is around the corner. A sort of Iron Man event for ageing publishers: we will be tweeting all the gossip we hear and posting the odd Instagram image so you can be there with us, at least virtually.
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