Nick Padron

Author, composer, and musician Nick Padron was born in Havana, Cuba, and grew up in New York City. He currently resides in Madrid, Spain and in Miami, Florida. He studied writing and literature at New York University.


As a musician and composer, he recorded and performed with several musical groups. As
a solo artist for RCA Records, he produced his own recordings as well as that of other artists in the U.S. and abroad. He is the creator of Diablero, a rock opera based on Carlos Castaneda’s books, produced by the late Bill Graham. To date, he has published over one hundred musical works, including jingles and music for all kinds of television productions. Twenty of his songs have been recorded and released in the United States and in international markets.

His television work includes writing comedy sketches and interviews (with Mick Jagger,
Keith Richards, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Quentin Tarantino and others). His regular
performances in several top TV shows in Spain (with Javier Barden, Pedro Almodovar…)
include the highly acclaimed, award-winning series Esta Noche Cruzamos El Mississippi (1995- 1998)


His short stories have appeared in numerous publications and collections in the United
States, Canada, Spain, and Japan. His novella, It Tolls For Thee, was rated number one at
Zoetrope All-Story series. His published works include Sylvia’s Island, a novelette; Souls in
Exile
, a collection of short fiction; and three full-length novels, Gabriel Hemingway’s The Cuban Scar, Where Labyrinths End – an ABN Award semifinalist – and The Exhumation.