Horacio Convertini

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Horacio Convertini is one of the most outstanding voices of the new Argentine noir literature. He is a writer and journalist, and former editor-in-chief of the police cases section of the newspaper Diario Clarín, for which he still collaborates in the Sunday supplement, Viva.

In addition to his long trajectory in adult literature, his works for children also stand out.



His works have been published in Argentina, Spain, Venezuela, Colombia, the United States and Mexico. Convertini has received the National Fund for the Arts Award, the Azabache International Noir and Crime Novel Award and the Silverio Cañadas Memorial Award at the Semana Negra of Gijón.

He was also winner of the Noir Novel Competition Extremo Negro-BAN! and was nominated for the Dashiell Hammett Award.

His short stories have also won numerous awards in Spain and Argentina, among them the Cosecha Eñe, the Adolfo Bioy Casares, the Sigmar Novel Award for Children’s and Young People’s Literature and the Tierra de Monegros Award.


What the critics have said:

“Horacio Convertini reinvents with originality the rules of the police genre.” La Nación

“Convertini has a passion for storytelling. His prose is a machine gun that fires thick ammunition. Situations, characters and plot are intertwined in an unstoppable story, from which readers cannot escape.” Revista Eñe

“Convertini is one of the essential authors of the noir genre in Argentina.” La voz de Galicia