WRITER

Leonardo Padura Fuentes

1955 - Today

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Leonardo de la Caridad Padura Fuentes (born October 10, 1955) is a Cuban novelist and journalist. As of 2007, he is one of Cuba's best-known writers internationally. In his native Spanish, as well as in English and some other languages, he is often referred to by the shorter form of his name, Leonardo Padura. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leonardo Padura Fuentes has received more than 219,209 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Leonardo Padura Fuentes is the 2,931st most popular writer (up from 3,215th in 2019), the 64th most popular biography from Cuba (up from 73rd in 2019) and the 7th most popular Cuban Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 220k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 53.17

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.92

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.44

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Adiós Hemingway
Novela policíaca, Fiction, Fiction, mystery & detective, general
When a human skeleton is discovered on Ernest Hemingway's home in Havana, police inspector Mario Conde is called up out of retirement to unearth the truth. In the course of his investigations, Conde gradually reconstructs the mysterious goings-on of the night of 3rd October 1958 and in doing so is forced to come to terms with a very different side to the character of his former literary hero. Padura Fuentes cuts between Conde's world and that of Hemingway's Cuba four decades earlier.
Passé parfait
Premier opus du cycle "Les quatre saisons". La Havane, hiver 1989. Le lieutenant Mario Conde est chargé d'enquêter sur la disparition mystérieuse du directeur d'une grande entreprise. Rafael Morin était étudiant avec Mario Conde, il était beau, brillant et a épousé Tamara, le grand amour de Mario. Le lieutenant Conde va mener une double recherche sur son passé et sur le disparu.
Culture and the Cuban Revolution
Artists, Arts, Cuban, Arts, Modern
"This unusual collaboration between a Cuban novelist and a Canadian professor offers uncensored and frank interviews with prominent figures of contemporary Cuban cultural life, from a Grammy-winning jazz artist to world-class filmmakers and actors, writers, ballet dancers, and dramatists."--BOOK JACKET.
Pasado Perfecto
Fiction, mystery & detective, police procedural, Spanish fiction, Roman espagnol
Vientos de Cuaresma
Fiction, mystery & detective, general, Cuba, fiction, Police
225 p. ; 21 cm
El hombre que amaba a los perros
Novela cubana, Literatura cubana, Novela policíaca
Adiós Hemingway
Novela policíaca, Fiction, Fiction, mystery & detective, general
When a human skeleton is discovered on Ernest Hemingway's home in Havana, police inspector Mario Conde is called up out of retirement to unearth the truth. In the course of his investigations, Conde gradually reconstructs the mysterious goings-on of the night of 3rd October 1958 and in doing so is forced to come to terms with a very different side to the character of his former literary hero. Padura Fuentes cuts between Conde's world and that of Hemingway's Cuba four decades earlier.
Passé parfait
Premier opus du cycle "Les quatre saisons". La Havane, hiver 1989. Le lieutenant Mario Conde est chargé d'enquêter sur la disparition mystérieuse du directeur d'une grande entreprise. Rafael Morin était étudiant avec Mario Conde, il était beau, brillant et a épousé Tamara, le grand amour de Mario. Le lieutenant Conde va mener une double recherche sur son passé et sur le disparu.
Culture and the Cuban Revolution
Artists, Arts, Cuban, Arts, Modern
"This unusual collaboration between a Cuban novelist and a Canadian professor offers uncensored and frank interviews with prominent figures of contemporary Cuban cultural life, from a Grammy-winning jazz artist to world-class filmmakers and actors, writers, ballet dancers, and dramatists."--BOOK JACKET.
Vientos de Cuaresma
Fiction, mystery & detective, general, Cuba, fiction, Police
225 p. ; 21 cm
Pasado Perfecto
Fiction, mystery & detective, police procedural, Spanish fiction, Roman espagnol
El hombre que amaba a los perros
Novela cubana, Literatura cubana, Novela policíaca

Among WRITERS

Among writers, Leonardo Padura Fuentes ranks 2,931 out of 7,302Before him are David Gemmell, Juan Pablo Bonet, Rose Ausländer, Pascal Bruckner, Ricarda Huch, and Guan Daosheng. After him are Ales Adamovich, Thomas Corneille, Branislaw Tarashkyevich, Song Yu, Edmond Privat, and Sven Aggesen.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1955, Leonardo Padura Fuentes ranks 160Before him are Sherif Ismail, John X of Antioch, Wayne Knight, Charles Martinet, Anthony Horowitz, and Udit Narayan. After him are Steve Jones, Cyprien Ntaryamira, Anatoly Chubais, Anneli Jäätteenmäki, Thomas Newman, and Timothy Garton Ash.

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In Cuba

Among people born in Cuba, Leonardo Padura Fuentes ranks 64 out of 300Before him are María Conchita Alonso (1957), José Ramón Machado Ventura (1930), Ramón Castro Ruz (1924), José Giral (1879), Celia Sánchez (1920), and Chucho Valdés (1941). After him are José Lezama Lima (1910), Mario García Menocal (1866), Chelo Alonso (1933), Arturo Sandoval (1949), Jorge Bolet (1914), and Frank País (1934).

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Among WRITERS In Cuba

Among writers born in Cuba, Leonardo Padura Fuentes ranks 7Before him are Italo Calvino (1923), José Martí (1853), Paul Lafargue (1842), Nicolás Guillén (1902), José-Maria de Heredia (1842), and Guillermo Cabrera Infante (1929). After him are José Lezama Lima (1910), Pedro Juan Gutiérrez (1950), Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda (1814), José María Heredia y Heredia (1803), Alina Fernández (1956), and Dulce María Loynaz (1902).