Antonio José Ponte
Antonio José Ponte was born in 1964 in Matanzas, Cuba, and studied at the University of Havana. He worked for some years as an engineer and then as a screenwriter. In addition to writing short stories and fiction, Ponte has published prize-winning collections of poetry and essays.
Tales from the Cuban Empire|
In the manner of fabled storytellers, Ponte creates a vivid picture of contemporary Cuba-its real and imagined place in the world-through stories told by a foreign exchange physics student, urban planners who discover an underground metropolis in...
In the Cold of the Malecón and Other Stories|
Departing from both the utopian-political and the romantic-baroque styles of past Cuban literature, Ponte deftly sketches a picture of a contemporary Cuba that is very different from the stereotype of Caribbean life, full of music and dance and...