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Eliseo “Lichi” Alberto

Writer, Author. Born Eliseo Alberto de Diego Garcia Marruz, he was the recipient of the Premio Alfaguara de Novela, an international Spanish-language literary award in 1998 for the melancholic novel ‘Caracol Beach’. Other novels include ‘La F√°bula de Jos√© (Jos√©’s Fable)’ and ‘La Eternidad Por Fin Comienza en Lunes (Eternity Finally Begins on a Monday). Alberto explored Christian themes of characters living in Cuba and also wrote poetry, TV and movie scripts. He wrote the screenplay for the film ‘Guantanamera’. ¬† He also taught at film schools in Cuba, Mexico, and the United States. His father, Eliseo Diego, was one of Cuba’s best-known poets and was a member of one of Cubas most famous families which included writers and musicians. Nobel laureate Gabriel Garc√≠a M√°rquez helped Alberto defect from Cuba to Mexico where he lived in exile for ten years before receiving his Mexican citizenship in 2000. ¬†He died shortly after receiving a kidney transplant. ¬† ¬† (bio by: Rosebud Duff)


  • September, 10, 1951
  • Cuba


  • July, 07, 2011
  • Mexico


  • Cremated

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