Marcial Gala

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Marcial Gala is a novelist, poet, and architect from Cuba. He won the Pinos Nuevos Prize for best short story in 1999. The Black Cathedral received the Alejo Carpentier Award for best novel in 2012 and the Critics’ Award in 2012. It was published in English translation this year. Gala lives in Buenos Aires and Cienfuegos.