The Crime Writers' Association

Gold - Non-fiction 2017

Stephen Purvis
Close But No Cigar: A True Story of Prison Life in Castro’s Cuba
winner
Weidenfeld & Nicolson

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One Briton’s story of how he survived in the world of Cuba’s prison system showing how justice is arbitrary in a people’s republic. Not just a jail tale but a portrait of a Kafkaesque system in the tropics.