Carlos María Domínguez

ARGENTINA, 1955

Uruguayan by adoption, he was born in Buenos Aires in 1955. He is the author of Mares baldíos (published in Germany), a collection of short stories, as well as five novels, including La costa ciega (The Blind Coast) and La mujer hablada, which won the Bartolomé Hidalgo Prize, Tres muescas en mi carabina (Three Notches on my Carbine), which won the Juan Carlos Onetti Prize, and his international success, La casa de papel (The House of Paper), which has been translated into 20 languages and has sold more than 150.000 copies and has been awarded several prizes in different countries.

He has also published several nonfiction works, including Construcción de la noche (Raising Up The Night), a magnificent biography of Juan Carlos Onetti.

"Good things come in small packages.  You may buy it without worrying

about finding room for it on your shelves. I have already found such a place

- between a copy of a novel by Italo Calvino and a collection of the stories

of Dino Buzzati." 

Alexander McCall Smith, 

THE NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF BOOKS

 

"A brilliant and superb entertainment 

about love and the danger of books."

Bernard Pivot,  APOSTROPHES 

 
"Carlos María Domínguez, a major figure in contemporary Latin American fiction,

surprises us once more with his rhetorical technique which has the rare quality

of being able to fuse the story with deeper reflections on books and literature."

Almudena Grandes

© Oscar Bonilla

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By Carlos María Domínguez

  • The Language Of Fragility

    NOVEL, 2017

    In the middle of the Second World War, Guy Delatour flees Montevideo in a ship of Argentine volunteers sailing to fight in Europe. Sick of the cinematic fictions in which he was able to hide his...

  • La breve muerte de Waldemar Hansen

    NOVEL, 2013

    A chance meeting between two men in a waiting room leads to a friendship that fills with enemies after one of them dies. The scars of personal shame, the progressive banality of art and its...

  • Raising Up The Night

    BIOGRAPHY, 2013.

    The Life of Juan Carlos Onetti   This is the first biography of the masterful Uruguayan writer, winner of the Premio Cervantes, Juan Carlos Onetti. Domínguez seeks out the...

  • Barren Seas

    SHORT STORIES, 2012

    A ship for every story and a battle for every man. The tales in Barren Seas are inspired by an early curiosity about ships and the sea, enhanced by the works of Haroldo Conti and Joseph...

  • The Blind Coast

    NOVEL, 2010

    The Blind Coast  is a story of misinformation, obscure strategems, sudden twists and identity switches. In the middle of winter, Arturo Balz picks up a girl who goes by the name of...

  • The Paper House

    NOVEL, 2007

    Translated into 20 languages and more than 150.000 copies sold.

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