MEXICO D.F., 1970
Martín Solares is writer and critic. He worked on his PhD at the Sorbonne. Actually he lives lives in Mexico and works as publisher. His short stories and essays have been published in many Mexican newspapers and supplements as well as in international anthologies in Spain, France and the UK. An excerpt of his first novel The Black Minutes can be read on wordswithoutborders.org. One of his short stories was awarded the "Premio Nacional de Cuento Efraín Huerta".
"In a country where the search of the truth can be considered as the greatest
crime, Martín Solares unfolds in his novel a major and brilliant intrigue where
the death of a young journalist leads to a Portrait of this nowadays Mexico where
time is measured in black minutes. An intense and vertiginous novel."
"A breathless marvellous first novel that begins with the murder of a journalist
in a mid-sized Mexican city but that quickly propels the investigator-protagonist,
Maceton, into a darker mystery: the savage unsolved murders of a series
of young girls. This is Latin American fiction at its pulpy phantasmagorical finest,
this is a literary masterpiece masquerading as a police procedural
and nothing else I've read this year comes close".
Junot Díaz, NEW YORK TIMES
(about Los minutos negros -The Black Minutes-)
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Don't Send Flowers tells the story of Carlos Treviño, a former policeman forced to return to the State of Tamaulipas to investigate the disappearance of a wealthy heiress. Beginning in...
These essays on novels are by turns conversational, naughty and very confessional. In this book, Martín Solares converts his reading and convictions into a kind of literary conversation in...
The Black Minutes is a witty, accomplished and utterly compelling novel that melds elements of mystery and the fantastic into a literary Noir. Darkly comic, riveting and full of great descriptions...