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Francisco García González

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Francisco García González

Francisco García González was born in Havana in 1965 and has a degree in history from Havana University. He is a writer, editor, and screenwriter. His short story collections include Juegos permitidos [Games Allowed] (1994), Color local [Local Color] (1999), and ¡Qué quieren las mujeres? [What Do Women Want?] (2003). He has also published a historical essay, Presidio Modelo, temas escondidos [Model Prison, Hidden Agendas] in 2002. His stories have appeared in anthologies in Cuba and in Spain. He won Cuba's Hemingway Short Story Prize in 1999, and has served as editor of the cultural journal Habáname. His articles have appeared in periodicals in Cuba, Mexico, Chile and the U.S.

Articles by Francisco García González

from “The Revenge of Capablanca”
By Francisco García González
The match was held in an arena, semicircular in shape, behind the town hall. They set the table and chessboard at the center of the back line. The audience crammed in up front. Most people sat on wood…
Translated from Italian by François Devenne
You Don’t Have to Reach Heaven
By Francisco García González
The sun reflects off the asphalt. For the hundredth time, Ishmael shades his eyes with his hand to his visor, and he sees the truck.“Five!” calls out the amarillo.1The couple climbs on, the…
Translated from Spanish by Mary G. Berg
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