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Manuel Puig

Argentine writer (1932-1990)

1932   -   1990

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country of citizenship: Argentina
languages spoken, written or signed: Spanish
educated at: University of Buenos Aires
occupation: writer, playwright, screenwriter, novelist

Juan Manuel Puig Delledonne (December 28, 1932 – July 22, 1990), commonly called Manuel Puig, was an Argentine author. Among his best-known novels are La traición de Rita Hayworth (Betrayed by Rita Hayworth, 1968), Boquitas pintadas (Heartbreak Tango, 1969), and El beso de la mujer araña (Kiss of the Spider Woman, 1976) which was adapted into the film released in 1985, directed by the Argentine-Brazilian director Héctor Babenco; and a Broadway musical in 1993.
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