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Paco Ignacio Taibo II
Paco Ignacio Taibo II

Paco Ignacio Taibo II is best known for his mystery series with Hector Balascorán Shayne—the quirky Mexican detective whose body attracts bullets like flies and who refuses to have truck with any kind of authority (An Easy Thing (Viking); Some Clouds (Viking).

PIT II, as he is known in Mexico, was born 11 January 1949 in Gijón, Asturias, Spain, and moved to Mexico when he was nine years. He participated in the Student Rebellion that led to the infamous Massacre of 1968. Besides his novels, he is known for non-fiction books, most importantly his books including Guevara, Also Known as Che (St. Martin's) and '68 (Seven Stories Press.) In 2006, Taibo co-authored a murder mystery with the Zapatista leader Subcomandante Marcos entitled The Uncomfortable Dead (Akashic Books). Most recently he has written a book in Spanish titled Pancho Villa: Una biografía narrativa (Planeta).

Cinco Puntos Press is proud to have published three of Paco Taibo's novels:
The Shadow of the Shadow
Frontera Dreams
Just Passing Through

He is a professor of history at the Metropolitan University of Mexico City. A man who wears many hats, Taibo has been a journalist and magazine editor, and he is currently the president of the International Association of Crime Writers and organizer of the annual crime fiction/film festival, Semana Negra, held each summer in Gijón. A legend in Mexico and Europe, he is only now building that kind of stature in the U.S.

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