Lisandro Otero

Journalist from Cuba

Lisandro Otero González (June 4, 1932 – January 3, 2008) was a Cuban novelist and journalist. Born in Havana, Cuba, Otero won Cuba's National Prize in Literature in 2002 and was the director of Cuban Academy of Language from October 2004 until his death. He also was a member of The Royal Academy of Spanish Language and the North American Academy of the Spanish Language. Graduating with degrees of Journalism and Philosophy and Letters in 1954 at the Havana University, he also studied at The Sorbonne in Paris. (1954–1956). Major publications of the country such as Revolución, Cuba Magazine and Revolución y Cultura have been directed by him. He has written for publications such as Bohemia, Carteles, Granma, Juventud Rebelde, El Mundo, Casa de las Américas, Unión, La Gaceta de Cuba de Cuba, Le Monde Diplomatique, Partisans, Europe, The Washington Post and Excelsior. Otero won the Novel Prize in Casa de las Américas Contest in 1963 with La situación (The Situation). In 1965, he won an award at the Biblioteca Breve from Seix Parral Editorial Awards in Barcelona for his novel Pasión de Urbino (Urbino's Passion) and received the Literary Critics Prize for Temporadas de Angeles (Angel's  ( Wikipedia article )


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