Stephen Kimber
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Stephen Kimber

WebsiteStephen Kimber is the award-winning author of one novel and nine books of nonfiction, including What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five (Fernwood, 2013). That book won the 2014 Evelyn Richardson Award for nonfiction from the East Coast Literary Awards, was long-listed for a Libris Award as best nonfiction book published in Canada in 2013, and the Spanish edition won a Reader’s Choice Award from the Cuban Institute of the Book as one of the top ten best-selling books in Cuba in 2016. His new novel, a love story based partly in Cuba and partly in Canada, will be published by Vagrant Press in Fall 2020.

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Obama’s Cuba Ambassador: Tears But Hope

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On the early afternoon of June 16, 2017, Jeffrey DeLaurentis, the United States ambassador-designate to Cuba, sat in his office in Havana and watched TV as recently elected Donald Trump ripped up what the new US president called the Obama administration’s “ter... More »

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The Havana Syndrome: An Answer from Science

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When someone in the audience asked Dalhousie University neuroscientist Dr. Alon Friedman whether his conclusion — that Canadian diplomats in Havana had become ill after exposure to an insecticide used to fumigate against Zika virus — was “a fact or a theory,” ... More »

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A Tree and a Toast to Cuba-Nova Scotia Friendship

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Nova Scotia’s long relationship with Cuba will be celebrated on Friday, Nov. 1, with the dedication of a recently planted tulip tree (liriodendron tulipifera) near the Cenotaph at Grand Parade in Halifax. Halifax Mayor Mike Savage and Cuba’s ambassador to Cana... More »

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Climate Change and Cuba Highlights Conference Panels

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On the one hand, Cuba is a climate change “hot zone,” a poor country with decrepit infrastructure staring into the face of all manner of climate change calamities: sea-level rise, droughts, monster storms, coral bleaching, etc. On the other, thanks to Cuba’s o... More »

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The Cuban Revolution at 60

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Take one former U.S. ambassador to Cuba, one former Cuban chief negotiator with the U.S. and Canada’s foremost medical expert on the “Havana Syndrome.” Mix in 40 international academic experts on everything and anything Cuba-related — from the intricacies of t... More »

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