Guillermo Rosales (Havana, 1946 – Miami, 1993) is considered one of the most important Cuban writers of the second half of the 20th century. A journalist and writer, in 1967 I have published the novel The Viola Game , which was a finalist for the Casa de las Américas Prize. In 1979, however, he was forced to flee the Castro regime and went into exile in Miami, where he began a period of his life marked by disappointment and precariousness. His experiences in the United States inspired his most famous work, The House of the Shipwrecked (1987), with which he won the Golden Letters award, and which has been translated into several languages.