Nick Padron was born in Cuba and grew up in New York City. He shares his time between Madrid, Spain, and Miami, Florida. He studied writing and literature at New York University. As a musician and composer, he played with various rock bands and recorded 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 legendary rock entrepreneur Bill Graham. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkRm2Srl0nQ
His television work includes comedy sketches, interviews (with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Quentin Tarantino, and others). He performed in several top TV shows in Spain (with Javier Barden, Pedro Almodovar…) He was part of the cast of the highly acclaimed, award-winning Europe’s Tele-5 series Esta Noche Cruzamos El Mississippi (1995-1998) https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2881111/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t4
His short stories have appeared in numerous publications, collections, and anthologies in the United States, Canada, Spain, and Japan. His novella, It Tolls For Thee, was rated number one at Zoetrope All-Story series. His Running Wild winning novelette, Sylvia’s Island, was published by RW Press. He is the author of the short fiction collection Souls in Exile. His novels are Gabriel Hemingway’s The Cuban Scar, The Exhumation, and Where Labyrinths End, an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award semifinalist.
Quotes On Nick’s Writing
Nick’s works of fiction have garnered many positive reviews and quotes from literary publishers, agents, and authors, such as Ellen Kanner of the Miami Herald, and novelist, poet, and editor Virgil Suarez, as well as the following professionals:
“… Padron’s fiction is evocative, passionate … he is incapable of writing a boring word…” David Landau, publisher, editor and novelist, author of the classic work Kissinger: The Uses of Power
“ … I have read this author and I can guarantee it won’t be the last time . . . Mr. Padron has a very strong writer’s voice, one I haven’t come across in such a long time for a new novelist.” Lea Schizas, award-winning author/editor
“…Whether you know him by his other nom-de-plume or Nick Padron, it doesn’t matter. My two words are “Great writer,” an author with a unique voice. Read him. Listen to him, he has something to say in the literary world. To the literary world . . .” William Williamson, poet and novelist, author of the Some Came First series.
“Nick is both a sensitive and powerful writer…” Erica Orloff, best-selling author of multiple novels across several genres
“After reading The Cuban Scar, this I can say: Mr. Padron is a very promising, compelling new author…” Marcela Landres, former Simon & Schuster editor
“… a masterful and accomplished writer.” Erica Silverman, Trident Agency
“(Nick is) a talented and skilled storyteller. I’m a fan…” S. Wheeler, Lowenstein-Yost
On Nick’s short fiction
“…excellent command of narrative tension and sentences . . .” Jocelyn Bartkevicius, short-story author.
“…dreamlike fiction… a magical quality that lingers.” Joe David Bellamy, publisher, poet, author, editor, and Editors’ Book Award winner, on N. Padron’s Papa’s Bastard Son and The Numbers Vendor
“…on Padron’s Papa’s Bastard Son short story, “Fine storytelling. I’m sure there are many Papa babies out there…nice work.” N.M. Kelby, short-story and novel writer:
“...Love Mr. Padron’s Sylvia’s Island…” Lisa Diane Kastner, writer and editor of RW Press
Interview by Adelaide Literary Magazine, January 2021
Interview by Shweta Kesari – Madhya Pradesh for Johntext Authors. April 2, 2014
Read Battered Suitcase Press Interview of Nick Padron from October 6, 2011