Acclaimed poet, novelist and screenwriter Zoe Valdes was born in Cuba and fled to France as an adult in 1995. Almost overnight, she joined the ranks of the most revered Latin American writers with novels like 1997's Yocandra in the Paradise of Nada and 1999's I Gave You All I Had.
Novelist and poet Zoé Valdés was born in Cuba in 1959. Her two earlier novels, Yocandra in the Paradise of Nada and I Gave You All I Had have also appeared in English translation. Zoé Valdés lives in Paris with her daughter.