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Mylene Fernández Pintado

Biography

Mylene Fernández Pintado

Mylene's narrative obsessions revolve around the stories we tell ourselves to justify our actions: infidelity, promises not kept, or why live in a country cold and alienating instead of the homeland that we so painfully miss. Winner of the David Award (1998) from the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) for her book ANHEDONIA. Her novel OTRAS PLEGARIAS ATENDIDAS  won the Italo Calvino Prize in 2002 and the Critics’ Award in 2003. The novel was published by Editorial Marco Tropea in Italy. Her short stories appear in anthologies in Cuba and abroad, and have been translated into English, French, Italian and German. She lives between Havana and Lugano, Switzerland.

Mylene Fernández Pintado

Books by Mylene Fernández Pintado

written by Mylene Fernández Pintado, translated by Dick Cluster - Contemporary Fiction, Ficton , Romance

A cautious, reserved professor of Spanish Literature, Maria has no idea that her quiet life is about to be turned upside down. When she's asked to review the work of a young, ambitious first-time novelist, she meets Daniel.  Theirs is the story of an intense and impossible love, set in today's Havana, a city where there can be no plans, where chance is the order of the day and a fierce sense of loyalty and pride coexists with the desire to live beyond the island's isolation.