Emilio Belaval Maldonado
Born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Graduated from the law school of the University of Puerto Rico in 1927. In the field of laws, was district judge, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court appointed by Puerto Rico Gobernor Luis Muñoz Marin and Secretary of the Hayes Committee, who was in charge of the investigation of the events in the Ponce massacre.
From very young felt love of letters and his first verses appeared in Puerto Rico illustrated magazine, when he was just 14 years old. Then, devoted himself to the cultivation of the tale, from their initial two books: El Libro Azul (1918) and Cuentos para Celegiales (1922). In his stories he reflects about the Puerto Rican social reality.
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