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Edmundo Desnoes

Writer

Personal Info

  • Nationality: Cuba

Biography

Edmundo Desnoes is a Cuban novelist and educator who travels extensively and has lived in New York City since 1979. He wrote the seminal novel Memorias del Subdesarrollo (Memories of Underdevelopment) in 1968, which he later adapted into a screenplay with Tomás Gutiérrez Alea for his film of the same. Desnoes wrote for The Revolución newspaper while living in Cuba and was the editor of art and literature of the Editorial Nacional de Cuba and the Instituto del Libro along with being a member of the editorial board of the magazine Casa de Las Américas.

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