Desiderio  Navarro

Desiderio Navarro

Cultural activist extraordinaire, Desiderio Navarro was esteemed as a thinker, writer, editor, translator and cultural organiser who dedicated a lifetime to the stimulation and development of intellectual thought and analysis. For decades he edited and produced one of the world's outstanding journals, Criterios. Criterios collects important critical essays on aesthetics and the theories of literature, arts and culture. Desiderio Navarro was honoured in 2009 with a Prince Claus Award for his passionate dedication to the diffusion of critical intellectual knowledge on cultural theories, for his insightful writing and analysis, and for his outstanding contributions to freedom of expression and cultural development in Cuba.