José Carlos Somoza

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José Carlos Somoza
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Born (1959-11-13) November 13, 1959 (age 55)
Havana, Cuba
Language Spanish
Nationality Spanish
Notable works The Athenian Murders
Notable awards

2002 CWA Gold Dagger[1]

2007 Premio de Novela Ciudad de Torrevieja
Website
www.josecarlossomoza.com

José Carlos Somoza (born November 13, 1959) is a Spanish author. He was born in Havana, Cuba. In 1960 his family moved to Spain after being exiled for political reasons. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in psychiatry, but he gave up medicine in order to become a full-time writer in 1994.

Works[edit]

  • Planos (1994)
  • El silencio de Blanca (1996)
  • Miguel Will (1997)
  • Cartas de un asesino insignificante (1999)
  • La ventana pintada (1999)
  • La caverna de las ideas (2000; The Athenian Murders, 2002, shortlisted for the UK's Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, winner of the CWA Gold Dagger)[1]
  • Dafne desvanecida (2000; shortlisted for Spain's Nadal Prize)
  • Clara y la penumbra (2001; The Art of Murder, 2004)
  • La dama número trece (2003)
  • La caja de marfil (2004)
  • El detalle (tres novelas breves) (2005)
  • Zig Zag (2006)
  • La llave del abismo (The Key of Doom) (2007; Premio de Novela Ciudad de Torrevieja)
  • El Cebo (2010)
  • Tetrammeron: Los cuentos de Soledad (2012)

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