The Crime Writers’ Association

ALCS Gold Dagger for Non-fiction 2017


Stephen Purvis

Close But No Cigar: A True Story of Prison Life in Castro’s Cuba

Published by: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

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.

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