Aug 26, 2019
Claudia Piñeiro is an Argentine novelist and television scriptwriter best known for writing literary crime novels, most of which are best sellers in Latin America. She was born in Buenos Aires and has won numerous literary prizes including the German LiBeraturpreis for Elena Sabe and the Clarin Prize for fiction for Thursday Night Widows.
Four of her novels have been translated into English by Bitter Lemon Press, all of which have been adapted into feature films.
We met at The Blue Met Literary Festival (Claudia was awarded the 2019 Premio Azul, Blue Met’s Spanish-language prize) in Montreal to talk about, among other things, Edgar Allan Poe, G.K. Chesterton and detective stories; literary prizes, and the difference between writing novels and television series screenplays.