About Guillermo Martínez

GUILLERMO MARTÍNEZ was born in Argentina in 1962. Since 1985 he has lived in Buenos Aires, where he earned a Ph.D. in Mathematical Logic. From 1993 to 1995 he pursued postdoctoral studies in Oxford, UK. He got grants for residences at The Banff Center for the Arts (Canada), MacDowell Colony (EEUU), and Civitella Ranieri (Italy). In 2001 he took part of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. He was also a visitant professor at Columbus State University, (Georgia) where he taught about short novel and short stories in Hispano-American literature. He also gave lectures about Argentinean literature in Boston University, Armstrong University, Virginia University, in Saint Antony´s College, Oxford, in Edinburg University (Scotland) and in the seminar Argentinean Literature in Argentina, of Virginia University, in Resistencia, Argentina.

He is author of the following books:

Infierno grande (Vast Hell, 1989), short stories.
Acerca de Roderer (Regarding Roderer, 1992), novel. St. Martin's Press (EEUU).
La mujer del maestro (The Master’s Wife, 1998), novel.
Borges y la matemática (Borges and Mathematics, 2003), essay. Purdue University Press (EEUU).
Crímenes imperceptibles (The Oxford Murders, 2003), novel. Abacus (UK), Mac Adam Cage (EEUU), Penguin (EEUU, paperback).
La fórmula de la inmortalidad (The Immortality Formula, 2005), essay.
La muerte lenta de Luciana B. (The Book of Murder, 2007), novel. Abacus (UK), Penguin (EEUU), Penguin (EEUU, paperback).
Gödel (para todos) (Gödel (for all), 2009), essay.
Yo también tuve una novia bisexual (I Had a Bisexual Girlfriend, too, 2011), novel.

Una felicidad repulsiva, 2013 (A Repulsive Happiness) short stories.

The Oxford Murders, awarded with the Argentinean Planeta Prize,  had an international success. It has been translated to 35 languages and made into a film by spanish director Alex de la Iglesia, with a cast including Elijah Wood and John Hurt. His novel, The Book of Murder, has been translated to 20 languages and selected by the Spanish critics as one of the ten books of the year. One of his short stories, "Infierno grande" ("Vast Hell"), was published in April 2009 by The New Yorker.