Martín Solares

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Solares, Martín (Tampico, México, 1970) Narrador, editor y crítico. Ha escrito el volumen de ensayos Cómo dibujar una novela (2014), el libro para niños Los monstruos y tú (2012) y dos novelas sobre el golfo de México: No manden flores (2016), traducida al inglés, francés y polaco, y Los minutos negros (2010), traducida a seis idiomas, finalista del Premio Rómulo Gallegos, en proceso de filmación y elegida por el “Times Literary Supplement” como una de las mejores novelas publicadas ese año. Ha ganado el Premio Bellas Artes de Ensayo Literario José Revueltas, el Premio Nacional de Cuento Infantil Juan de la Cabada, el Premio Nacional de Cuento Efraín Huerta y el International Book Award for Best Mystery Novel. El escritor presenta su novela No manden flores.

Martín Solares is also the author of The Black Minutes, which was a finalist for France’s most prestigious award for crime fiction, the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, and for the distinguished Spanish-language award, the Rómulo Gallegos Prize. His most recent book Don’t Send Flowers (Grove Press, Black Cat), is a riveting novel centered on Carlos Treviño, a retired police detective in northern Mexico who must go up against the corruption and widespread violence that caused him to leave the force, when he’s hired by a wealthy businessman to find his missing daughter. He tracks the missing heiress north to the town of La Eternidad, on the Gulf of Mexico not far from the U.S. border—all while constantly attempting to evade detection by La Eternidad’s chief of police, Commander Margarito Gonzalez, who is in the pockets of the cartels and has a score to settle with Treviño. A gritty tale of murder and kidnapping, crooked cops and violent gang disputes, Don’t Send Flowers is an engrossing portrait of contemporary Mexico from one of its most original voices.