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Martín Caparrós
Born (1957-05-29) May 29, 1957 (age 66)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
OccupationNovelist, journalist.
Martín Caparrós

Martín Caparrós (born May 29, 1957) is an Argentine writer and social commentator.[1] His father was Antonio Caparrós, a renowned psychiatrist. Caparrós began professional writing at age sixteen. His first professional job in journalism was with the now-defunct daily Noticias. He also wrote extensively for international publications, including The New York Times,[2] The Guardian, El País,[3] and The Washington Post.

As a writer, Martin Caparrós is known for his detailed and insightful works of fiction and non-fiction. Some of his most notable books include La Voluntad, El Hambre, and El Interior. His books have been translated into numerous languages, earning him widespread acclaim.[4]

Caparrós has also been active in various social and political causes. He has campaigned for greater democratic participation in Latin America and to raise awareness about poverty, inequality, and human rights issues. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Planeta Prize for La Historia in 2011.[5] Following the 1976 Argentine coup d'état, Caparrós exiled to France. He obtained a history degree in Paris at the University of Paris. He currently resides in Madrid.


  • 1984 – Ansay o los infortunios de la gloria
  • 1986 – No velas a tus muertos
  • 1990 – El tercer cuerpo
  • 1990 – La noche anterior
  • 1999 – La Historia
  • 2001 – Un día en la vida de Dios
  • 2004 – Valfierno
  • 2008 – A quien corresponda
  • 2011 – Los Living
  • 2013 – Comí
  • 2016 – Echeverría
  • 2018 – Todo por la patria'
  • 2020 – Sinfin
  • 2022 – Dziadkowie (Grandparents)


  • 1992 – Larga distancia
  • 1994 – Dios Mío
  • 1995 – La Patria Capicúa
  • 1997 – La Voluntad
  • 1999 – La guerra moderna
  • 2001 – Extinción, últimas imágenes del trabajo en la Argentina.
  • 2002 – Bingo!
  • 2003 – Amor y anarquía
  • 2002 – Qué País, Informe urgente sobre la Argentina que viene.
  • 2005 – Boquita, Editorial Planeta, 354 pages.
  • 2006 – El Interior.
  • 2009 – Una luna.
  • 2012 – Argentinismos.[6]
  • 2014 – Hunger: The Oldest Problem, Melville House Publishing
  • 2016 – Lacronica
  • 2018 – Postales
  • 2019 – Ahorita
  • 2021 – Ñamerica

Awards and distinctions

  • 1992: Premio Internacional de Periodismo Rey de España
  • 2004: Premio Planeta Latinoamérica
  • 2011: Premio Herralde de Novela
  • 2014: Premio Konex de Platino
  • 2016: Premio Cálamo Extraordinario
  • 2016: Premio Letterario Internazionale Tiziano Terzani
  • 2016: Premio Internacional de Ensayo Caballero Bonald
  • 2017: Premio Nacional de Periodismo Miguel Delibes
  • 2017: Premio María Moors Cabot, Columbia University
  • 2017: Ciudadano Ilustre de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
  • 2019: Premio Ítaca en reconocimiento a su trayectoria periodística, Universidad de Barcelona
  • 2022: Premio Especial del Jurado de los Premios Archiletras de la Lengua
  • 2022: Premios Ortega y Gasset



  1. ^ Lockhart, Darrell B. (2004). Latin American mystery writers: an A-to-Z guide. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 48–50. ISBN 978-0-313-30554-2. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
  2. ^ The New York Times [1]
  3. ^ El País [2]
  4. ^ Maria Moors Cabot Awards[3]
  5. ^ Premio Ortega y Gasset de Periodismo. [4]
  6. ^ "Martín Caparrós - Libros y obras del autor, biografía y bibliografía", Lecturalia, Retrieved 8 January 2016.

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