Tomás Eloy Martínez

Tomás Eloy Martínez ( * July 16, 1934 in San Miguel de Tucumán, † January 31, 2010 in Buenos Aires ) was an Argentine writer, journalist, literary editor, film critic, screenwriter and university lecturer.

Tomás Eloy Martínez was considered one of the most famous Argentine writer of the present. His novels are internationally appreciated.

He worked as a columnist for the newspaper La Nación, New York Times and El País, wrote screenplays and was active on television. As a journalist, he was known to many of his countrymen.

From 1984 to 1987 he taught at the American University of Maryland, from 1995 he was an associate professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey and the Director of The Latin American program.

He received in 2002 for the novel " El vuelo de la reina " the Spanish Premio de Novela Alfaguara.

He lived until 2006 in Highland Park, New Jersey, and then returned to Buenos Aires. There he died of lung cancer.

Works (selection)

  • Santa Evita. Roman ( " Santa Evita "). Suhrkamp, Frankfurt / M. 1997, ISBN 3-518-40843-7 ( novel about Evita Perón ).
  • La pasión de Trelew. Editorial Granica, Buenos Aires, 1973 ( deals with the massacre in the prison of Trelew, Patagonia in August 1972).
  • The Flight of the Queen ( " El vuelo de la reina "). Suhrkamp, Frankfurt / M. 2003, ISBN 3-518-41474-7.
  • The General finds no rest ( " La novela de Perón "). Suhrkamp, Frankfurt / M. 1999, ISBN 3-518-41049-0 ( novel about Juan Perón ).
  • The tango singer. Roman ( " El cantor de tango" ). Suhrkamp, Frankfurt / M. 2007, ISBN 978-3-518-45833-4.
  • Purgatorio. Roman ( " Purgatorio " ), from the Spanish by Peter Schwaar; Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 2010 ISBN 978-3-10-048925-8