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Carolina Garcia-Aguilera

Cuba (b.1949)

Carolina Garcia-Aguilera was born in Cuba to a heritage that includes her great-great-great grandfather whose face appears on the Cuban hundred dollar bill due to his role in Cuban emancipation and fight for freedom from the Spanish colony. One can clearly see how important her family and Cuba are to this P.I. turned novelist. Every one of her books is dedicated to her daughters "Sara, Antonia and Gabriella, the loves and passions of my life. And, as always, to my beloved Cuba, an island in chains. May they be broken so she will be free again!" (Havana Heat). This political view is present in each of her novels, sometimes subtle and sometimes blatant.
Shamus Awards Best Novel winner (2001) : Havana Heat