The macedonian sword, by Andrés Hernández Alende, in our Literary Wednesdays


Wednesday, November 9, 2022.


7:00 PM

In November, the second season of the series named LITERARY WEDNESDAYS will continue with the support of the Delegation of Florida of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE), Baquiana Literary Magazine, Baquiana Editions, and the Spanish Cultural Center of Miami (CCEMiami). In this occasion, we will have the presence of the journalist and fiction writer Andrés Hernández Alende, in order to present his most recent novel THE MACEDONIAN SWORD (Mundiediciones, 2021), with a plot full of action and adventure.

Every second Wednesday of the month, the series LITERARY WEDNESDAYS invites different authors, in order to continue with the contribution to the cultural development of the community and the promotion of the language and literature in Spanish in the United States of America. The programs are coordinated and conducted by Maricel Mayor Marsán, president of the Florida Delegation of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE) and director of Baquiana Literary Magazine.

The event will take place through the digital platform ZOOM of the CCEMiami.

Date: Wednesday, November 9 of 2022.

Hour: 7:00 PM

The event is FREE and it will be conducted in SPANISH.

In order to register and to obtain the access codes: | [email protected]

Information about the book:

The new novel of the Cuban writer Andrés Hernández Alende has as a central theme the story of Apollo Morgan, a multimillionaire with a mysterious past that returns to Spain after a long time in New York. His plans are truncated when he receives the task to recuperate the sword that Alexander the Great used to cut the Gordian knot from the hands of Brenner, a ruthless associate of Bush. The mission will take him to Iraq during the most critical point of the American offensive in the territory. Together with Cristina, a brilliant journalist and the eccentric Margaret, Apollo will have to steal the Macedonian sword to avoid that its power will put at risk the whole continent.

Information about the author:


He was born in Havana, Cuba. He is a professional journalist and a fiction writer by vocation. After living several years in Spain, where he worked in different newspapers and editorial houses, he worked as a columnist, editor and translator at El Diario/La Prensa of New York until 1988, when he moved to Miami with a contract offer by the most important newspaper of the city. He was an editor and a columnist of the Opinion pages of El Nuevo Herald until his recent retirement. He has published four novels: De un solo tajo (in a digital versión in, El paraíso tenía un precio (digital and printed version in, El Ocaso (digital and printed version in Barnes & Noble and in Amazon), published by Pukiyari and a finalist in the Contest of Fiction of Contacto Latino 2013, Bajo el ciclón (printed versión in Independent Publishing House, 2017) and the most recent The Macedonian Sword (Mundiediciones, 2021).

Information about the presenter:


She was born in Santiago of Cuba. She is a poet, narrator, playwright, essayist, editor, literary critic, translator, director of the Editorial Board of Baquiana Literary Magazine, numerary member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE), and correspondent member of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE). She has published more than twenty books in different literary genres. Her most recent books of poetry are: Rumores de Suburbios (2009) and Miami / poemas de la ciudad – poems of the city (2015). Of theater: Trilogía de Teatro Breve (2012) and Las Tocayas (2013). Of essays, notes and literary reviews: Crónicas Hispanounidenses (2014). Her work has been partially translated into several languages, as well as published in magazines and anthologies in Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, and the USA. She has received some awards and acknowledgements in Chile and the United States. She participated in the writing of the first “Encyclopedia of Spanish in the United States (Yearbook of the Cervantes Institute) in Madrid, Spain (Santillana, 2008). The publishing house Holt, Rinehart & Winston included her poetry in the text books: Exprésate (2006- 2010) and Cultura y Lenguaje (2007-2010), used in the study of Spanish in middle and high schools throughout the United States. In the year 2010, she was selected among the most outstanding 100 Latinos of Miami for her work and contribution to the culture.

More info:

Date: Wednesday, November 9 of 2022.

Hour: 7:00 PM

The event is FREE and it will be conducted in SPANISH.

In order to register and to obtain the access codes: | [email protected]

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