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LATIN AMERICAN MYSTERY WRITERS

An A-to-Z Guide

EDITED BY DARRELL B. LOCKHART

GREENWOOD PRESS Westport, Connecticut • London

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Latin American mystery writers : an A-to-Z guide / edited by Darrell B. Lockhart. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-313-30554-4 (alk. paper) 1. Detective and mystery stories, Latin American—History and criticism—Dictionaries. 2. Detective and mystery stories, Latin American—Bio-bibliography—Dictionaries. 3. Authors, Latin American—Biography—Dictionaries. I. Lockhart, Darrell B. PQ7082.N7L352 2004 863'.08720998'03—dc22 2003058415 British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data is available. Copyright © 2004 by Darrell B. Lockhart All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced, by any process or technique, without the express written consent of the publisher. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 2003058415 ISBN: 0-313-30554-4 First published in 2004 Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881 An imprint of Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc. www.greenwood.com Printed in the United States of America

The paper used in this book complies with the Permanent Paper Standard issued by the National Information Standards Organization (Z39.48-1984). 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Contents

Preface Introduction: The Hard-boiled Detective Novel in Latin America by Mempo Giardinelli

viii xi

LATIN AMERICAN MYSTERY WRITERS Alvaro Abos (b. 1941) Nestor Ponce

3

Isaac Aisemberg (1918-1997) Juan Jose Delaney

5

Francisco Jose Amparan (b. 1957) Gabriel Trujillo Munoz

8

Roberto Ampuero (b. 1953) Nestor Ponce

10

Enrique Anderson Imbert (1910-2000) Darrell B. Lockhart

12

Roberto Arlt (1900-1942) Jose Alberto Bravo de Rued

a 14

Velmiro Ayala Gauna (1905-1967) Nestor Ponce

19

Vicente Battista (b. 1940) Maria Alejandra Rosarossa

21

Maria Elvira Bermudez (1916-1988) /. Patrick Dujfey

24

Rafael Bernal (1915-1972) Nestor Ponce

29

Adolfo BioyCasares (1914-1999) Daniel Altamiranda

31

Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) Daniel Altamiranda

37

Maria Angelica Bosco (b. 1917) Flora H Schiminovich44

44

Martin Caparros (b. 1957) Sylvia Saitta

48

Leonardo Castellani (1896-1980) Nestor Ponce

51

Luiz Lopes Coelho (1911-1975) Darrell B. Lockhart60

60

CONTENTS

VI

Hiber Conteris (b. 1933) Horacio Xaubetaaaa

62

Marco Fenevi(1920-1998)Juan Jose Delaney

65

Ramon Diaz Eterovic (b. 1956) Darrell B. Lockhart B.Lockhart

68

Alberto Edwards (1873-1932) Nestor PonceNestor Ponce

72

Enrique Fairlie Fuentes (b. 1915) Jose Alberto Bravo de Rueda 7

75

C. E. Feiling( 1961-1997) Claudia S. Hojman Conde78

78

Jose Pablo Feinmann (b. 1943) Darrell B. Lockhart

82

Rubem Fonseca (b. 1925) Hiber Conteris

85

Carlos Fuentes (b. 1928) Daniel Altamiranda

88

Mempo Giardinelli (b. 1947) Alicia Rolon

96

Antonio Helu (1900-1972) Darrell B. Lockhart

1105

Juan Hernandez Luna (b. 1962) Gabriel Trujillo Munoz

109 10

Jorge Ibargtiengoitia (1928-1983) Juan Antonio Serna

111

Miriam Laurini (b. 1947) Linda S. Zee

116

Vicente Lenero (b. 1933) Gabriel Trujillo Munoz

118 11

Sauli Lostal (dates unknown) Sylvia Saitta

111

Jorge Manzur (b. 1949) Richard Young

125

Jose Martinez de la Vega (1908-1954) Darrell B. Lockhart

1133

Juan Martini (b. 1944) Darrell B. Lockhart Leonardo Padura Fuentes (b. 1955) Jose Eduardo Gonzalez

1135 138 13

Adolfo L. Perez Zelaschi (b. 1920) Darrell B. Lockhart

142 142

Manuel Peyrou (1902-1974) Darrell B. Lockhart

144 144

Ricardo Piglia (b. 1940) Cristina Guzzo

147

Monica Ploese (b. 1962) Darrell B. Lockhart Syria Poletti (1921-1991) Flora H Schiminovich

153 153 155 155

Rafael Ramirez Heredia (b. 1942) Juan Antonio Serna

158

Bertha Recio Tenorio (b. circa 1950) Linda S. Zee

163 165 16

Victor Ronquillo (b. 1959) Gabriel Trujillo Munoz Enrique Serna (b. 1959) Gabriel Trujillo Munoz

167 170 17

Sergio Sinay (b. 1947) Nestor Ponce

172

Juan Sasturain (b. 1945) Darrell B. Lockhart

Contents

VII

Juan Jose de Soiza Reilly (1879-1959) Maria Gabriela Mizraje

173 173

Paco Ignacio Taibo II