Nelson Simón

About

Nelson Simón, born in Pinar del Río, Cuba in 1965, is the award-winning author of nine books of poetry and a collection of short stories. He has won the Premio de la Crítica Literaria, awarded annually by the Cuban Book Institute, seven times, as well as other prizes both within Cuba and abroad, including the Premio UNEAC de Poesía, the Premio La Edad de Oro in poetry and was first runner up in the Casa de las Américas Poetry Prize. He is the author of the poetry collections: Ciudad de nadie, El peso de la isla, Criatura de isla, Con la misma levedad de un naúfrago, Para no ser reconocido, A la sombra de los muchachos en flor, De la mala memoria y el verano, Las viles Maniobras, and El humano ejercicio de las conversaciones.

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