Raúl Aguiar


Raúl Aguiar (Havana, 1962) is a Cuban writer, essayist, professor, and researcher. He is a member of the UNEAC and the Asociación Hermanos Saíz. His books include the novel La hora fantasma de cada cual [Each one's ghost hour] (Premio David 1989), the novelette Mata (Premio Pinos Nuevos 1994), the short story collection Daleth (Premio Luis Rogelio Nogueras 1993), the research project Realidad virtual y cultura ciberpunk [Virtual reality and cyberpunk culture] (Premio Abril 1994), and the novel La estrella bocarriba [The face-up star] (Editorial Letras Cubanas 2001). He has also published short stories in several Cuban and international anthologies, including Los últimos serán los primeros, Recurso extremo, Contactos, Fábula de Ángeles, El ánfora del diablo, Anuario de la UNEAC 1994, El cuerpo inmortal (Cuban erotic fiction), Toda esa gente solitaria (Cuban stories about AIDS), and Aire de Luz among others, as well as in the journals Muchacha, La Gaceta de Cuba, Letras Cubanas, Juventud Técnica, Exégesis (Puerto Rico), and Camión de ruta (Peru), among others. He writes in a language full of mythic and poetic codes, establishing a very special congruence with cyberpunk culture.


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