José Niemetz


José Niemetz, a writer, professor and bookseller, was born in the city of Mendoza, Argentina in 1962 and currently lives in the same province, near General Alvear. He has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Literature from the Universidad de Cuyo. Later on he obtained another postgraduate degree in Reading, Writing and Education from FLACSO (the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences).

He is currently a professor and owner of the bookshop Había una vez in General Alvear. Tú eres para mí (You’re for Me), his first novel, won the 2018 Premio Clarín Novela and marks a spectacular entrance into the world of literature. It was praised by writers such as Almudena Grandes and Guadalupe Nettel, who have compared him to Stephen King at his best. Niemetz still has a few unpublished novels in his desk drawers and is working on several different literary projects. 

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By José Niemetz

  • You´re for Me

    NOVEL, 2018

    Estela is an obese woman with an extraordinary libido whose life has been a litany of abuse and neglect. The garden nursery she runs – whose secrets are passed down from generation to...

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