Daniel Chavarria

Daniel Chavarria was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1933. He has lived in Cuba since the mid '70s and now considers himself a Cuban. Although prolific and diverse in his output, he is perhaps best known for his detective and thriller novels, set against the backdrop of various political events. His novels include: Joy (1978, Cuba); Una Pica en Flandes (2006, Cuba); Viudas de Sangre (2004, Cuba); El Ojo de Cibeles (Letras Cubanas, 2012, Cuba), La Sexta Isla (new edition, Capitan San Luis, 2012, Cuba). His many literary prizes include: the Literature Cuban Nacional Prize and its equivalent in Uruguay, the Bartolomé Hidalgo Prize, in 2010, as well as the Casa de las Americas Prize and the Hammet (United States) for the best detective novel of 2014 - Allá ellos (1991, Cuba).  In 2005, he won the Edgar Allan Poe Award (presented by the Mystery Writers of America) for the novel Adiós muchachos (1994, Cuba). He has also won the Camilo José Cela (Spain) in 2003, and the Casa de las Américas (2000) and the Alejo Carpentier Prize (2004). 

Anthologies featuring Daniel Chavarria

The Book of Havana

A City in Short Fiction