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Paco Ignacio Taibo II

Spanish-Mexican writer

1949   -  

genre: novel, essay
country of citizenship: Spain, Mexico
native language: Spanish
languages spoken, written or signed: Spanish
occupation: writer, journalist, historian
award received: Premio Hammett

Paco Ignacio Taibo II (born Francisco Ignacio Taibo Mahojo; on January 11, 1949), also known as Paco Taibo II or informally as PIT is a Spanish-Mexican writer, novelist and political activist based in Mexico City. He is most widely known as the founder of the neopolicial genre of novel in Latin America and is also a prominent member of the international crime writing community. His Spanish language work has won numerous awards including two Latin American Dashiell Hammett Prizes. In 2018, Taibo was appointed as head of the Fondo de Cultura Económica by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
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