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Marcos Aguinis

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Marcos Aguinis is an author with extensive international training in literature, neurosurgery, psychoanalysis, the arts and history. "I have traveled the world, but I have also traveled across different professions."  Aguinis was born in Córdoba, Argentina in 1935, the son of Jewish immigrants. He was seven years old when the news came that the Nazis had killed his grandfather and the rest of his family that had remained in Europe. He describes this as the foundational moment of his life, and one that ultimately drove him to write in an effort to close that wound, to repair the “broken mechanism of humanity”. He published his first book in 1963, and since then he has written thirteen novels, fourteen essay collections, four short story collections, and two biographies. Most of them have become bestsellers and have generated enthusiasm and controversy. Mr. Aguinis was the first author outside of Spain to receive the prestigious Planeta Award for his book “La Cruz Invertida” and his bestselling novel “La Gesta del Marrano” has been translated to several languages and praised by Nobel Prize Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa as a “stirring song of freedom”....

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Coming soon in English

Against the Inquisition

Bestseller book Against the Inquisition (La gesta del marrano) to be published in English for worldwide distribution by Amazon Publishing

Against the Inquisition (La gesta del marrano), a meticulously researched work of historical fiction, is based on the real life of Francisco Maldonado da Silva, a respected, erudite physician in 17th century South America who refused to renounce his Jewish faith, and prevailed in countless debates against the Inquisitors who jailed him over a span of twelve years. Eventually the Inquisitors realized they could never break his spirit. An Epic about freedom and individual rights that combines narrative suspense and poetical beauty, and it is as relevant in 17th century Peru as it is in our conflicted 21st century. Against the inquisition sold over a million copies in Spanish and was translated into German, Hebrew, Japanese, and Portuguese

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Against the Inquisition
Against the Inquisition
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