PRESS QUOTES

The Savage City cover

"I love this book... More colorful than Godfather Part II... Great, great book, really interesting."

– Jon Stewart,
host of The Daily Show


"Excellent... Havana Nocturne has the air of a thriller with the bonus of being true... English provides a detailed account of the personalities and elements that made up Cuban life. His well-researched descriptions of how business, gambling, politics, revolution, music and religion all played off each other give Havana Nocturne a broad context and a knowledgeable edge."

– Tom Miller,
Washington Post Book World


"A tight storyteller, English provides a juicy mix of true crime and political intrigue, all set against the sexy sizzle of Havana nightlife."

– Rachel F. Elson,
San Francisco Chronicle


"All the razzle-dazzle is here, but English goes further, to show how gangsterismo permeated the politics of Cuba and influenced its destiny."

The Scotsman


"Engaging... clever... Havana Nocturne is thoroughly researched. English’s list of sources is impressive."

– Enrique Fernandez,
Miami Herald


"Wonderful... the book’s tour de force might be the account of the early morning hours of January 1, 1959... A well-researched page turner, highly recommended."

– Ned Sublette,
author of Cuba and Its Music


"Spellbinding prose... English painstakingly uncovers the history behind the mob’s influence in Cuba during the 1950s.."

– Vincent Bosquez,
San Antonio Express-News


"Keenly researched history... English describes a luscious island throbbing with sensuality."

– Todd G. Buchholz,
Wall Street Journal


"English’s engaging narrative reads with the gripping quality of fiction: the dark underworld of Havana comes to life in the author’s lively descriptions of gambling, drugs, and sex... Highly recommended."

Library Journal


"Fascinating... a colorful look back at pre-Castro Cuba."

– Tom Robbins,
The Village Voice


"Read this book through the prism of hot, illicit sex, and you see the power of the forbidden... English tells a sweeping story with more thrust than a mambo dancer... exciting... Havana Nocturne brilliantly explains how and why, after the Revolution, Fidel Castro would say, ‘We are not only disposed to deport the gangsters, but to shoot them.."

– Jesse Kornbluth,
Headbutler.com


"Entertaining... amazing."

– Howie Carr,
New York Post

About The Author sectionhead
T.J. English on The Daily Show

The Daily Show— July 23, 2008

T.J. English at 2009 O'Neill Award gala

T.J. speaks at the 2009 IAW&A
Eugene O'Neill Award ceremony.

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Irish American Writers & Artists, Inc.
IAW&A is a non-profit organization dedicated to the celebration of Irish American writers, actors, musicians, filmmakers and artists both past and present. Founded in 2008, IAW&A is an independent and progressive collective dedicated to the principle that promoting and appreciating creative expression enhances the human condition.

Irish American Writers and Artists is a non-profit organization dedicated to the principle that by promoting and appreciating creative expression, we can enhance the human condition.

Cuba Journal
A blog written from a Cuban-American perspective that focuses on a multitude of topics facing the island nation of Cuba.

News, Opinion and More About Cuba.

Miami Herald
Online version of Miami's largest and most well-respected newspaper

Online version of Miami's largest and most well-respected newspaper.

Writers Guild of America, East
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Writers from an extraordinarily vast range of backgrounds and abilities unite to promote, protect, and maintain important artistic and professional principles.

Irish Echo
The largest circulation Irish American weekly newspaper, with a 50-state subscription base. Founded in 1928, the national tabloid is on newsstands in major American cities every Wednesday.

The USA's most widely read Irish-American newspaper with a readership of 100,000 and with a newsstand presence in all major American and Irish cities.

The Narco News Bulletin
Online reports on the drug war from Latin America and elsewhere around the globe, with breaking news, analysis, investigative journalism, and translations of journalism from Mexico and other countries.

Online reports on the drug war from Latin America and elsewhere around the globe, with breaking news, analysis, investigative journalism, and translations of journalism from Mexico and other countries.

Blog del Narco
Stunning photos, videos, audio recordings and other dispatches from deep inside the Mexican narco war. The drug cartels sometimes use Blog del Narco to post videos of tortures, beheadings, and other atrocities, including messages to the public, law enforcement and the government. Not for the squeamish. In Spanish.

Stunning photos, videos, audio recordings and other dispatches from deep inside the Mexican narco war. The drug cartels sometimes use Blog del Narco to post videos of tortures, beheadings, and other atrocities, including messages to the public, law enforcement and the government. Not for the squeamish. In Spanish.

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New York Public Library
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Official home of New York's Public Library system.

Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Inside 97 Orchard, visitors take guided tours of apartments that recreate immigrant life in the 19th and 20th centuries. Along with a glimpse of the past, tours offer insights into current debates about immigration and public health.

A New York City Museum that tells the stories of immigrants who lived in 97 Orchard Street, a tenement built in 1863 on Manhattan's Lower East Side.