La noche vigilada

Reinaldo Bragado Bretaña


In Spanish. Alberto has endured political imprisonment for writings unacceptable to the Castro regime in Cuba. His nocturnal wanderings in Havana lead him to an intense romance and a raft trip to Miami, where he becomes part of the exile community.

La noche vigilada no es la primera novela política de Bragado, pero sí es una novela en la que el patriotismo cubano deja en el paladar un sabor de solidaridad y combate.” —Diario Las Américas

About the Author

Reinaldo Bragado Bretaña was born in Havana, Cuba, where he worked as a high school teacher of history. In 1979, while attempting to flee the country, he was arrested and sentenced to two years in prison. In 1981 he was released and ordered to work cutting lawns in Old Havana. He Joined the Human Rights Committee of Cuba, an organization outlawed by the regime but recognized by the United Nations, and sent articles and poetry to other countries for publication. In 1988, the Castro regime expelled him and he moved to the United States, where he worked for ten years hosting a radio show on Radio Martí. He now works freelance writing newspaper columns and television scripts, and he is also a commentator on Radio Martí and Radio Nacional de Colombia.