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Leonardo Padura awarded Princess of Asuturias Prize

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.


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