Armando Lucas Correa

ARMANDO LUCAS CORREA is a Cuban writer and journalist.

Author of three historical novels: The German Girl (2016, Atria Books/Simon & Schuster), an international bestseller that has been translated into 16 languages, published in 30 countries and sold more than one million copies; The Daughter’s Tale (2019, Atria) and The Night Travelers(2023, Atria).

His memoir, In Search of Emma: How We Created Our Family, about fatherhood, surrogacy, and IVF was published in Spanish by Rayo/HarperCollins in 2009 and in English by HarperOne/HarperCollins in 2021.

His fourth novel, The Silence in Her Eyes, is a psychological thriller about a motion-blind young woman entangled in act of violence connected to a new tenant in her New York apartment building. He is under contract for two more books with Simon & Schuster: What We Once Were (2026) and The Islands of Neverland (2028). 

His essays have appeared in Time Magazine,People Weekly, People en Español, The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, Jewish Book Council PB Daily, Oprah Daily and El Estornudo.

Armando began his career as an editor and reviewer at Tablas, a national theater and dance magazine in Havana, before joining the reporting staff of El Nuevo Herald, the Spanish edition of The Miami Herald, in 1991.

Armando is a graduate of the University of Arts in Cuba (Instituto Superior de Arte) and has a graduate degree in journalism from the University of Havana.

In 2022, Correa received the Cintas Foundation Creative Writing Fellowship for The Night Travelers. In 2017, at the International Latino Book Awards, La niña alemana won the First Place (Best Fiction Book in Spanish)  and The German Girl, Second Place (Best Fiction Book Translated from Spanish to English). He is the recipient of various outstanding achievement awards from the National Association of Hispanic Publications and the Society of Professional Journalists. He was the Hispanic Public Relations Association’s Journalist of the Year in 2017 and received the AT&T Humanity of Connection Award in 2018.

Armando lives in New York City with his husband and three children.



“Part of the human DNA I think is not to accept the other — the other because of the color of their skin or the language they speak or the religion they practice or whatever. It’s more than not being tolerant. It’s a deep fear of something that is different and makes us turn away.”

​Photo: Ciro Gutiérrez

Photo: Ciro Gutiérrez