Gonzalo Lira

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Gonzalo Lira
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Gonzalo Lira in 2005
Born (1968-02-29) February 29, 1968 (age 46)
Burbank, California
Occupation Novelist, Film Director
Nationality Chilean American
Period 1998 to present
Genre Action thriller

Gonzalo Lira (born February 29, 1968) is an American novelist, filmmaker and economic blogger born in Burbank, California

He is a descendant of José Miguel Carrera.[1]

His first novel was Counterparts, a commercial thriller published in 1997. His first Spanish language novel was Tomáh Errázurih, a highly experimental coming-of-age story published in 1998.

Lira was a story consultant on the video game Soldier of Fortune (video game).[2] He published his next novel, Acrobat, in 2002. He co-wrote, produced and directed the film Catalina’s Kidnapping, a Spanish language thriller in 2006.[3]

Starting in 2010, Lira began contributing opinion pieces to blogs such as Zero Hedge, Naked Capitalism,[4] Seeking Alpha and Business Insider;[5] in Zero Hedge, one of his posts regarding possible hyper-inflation was the second most read of 2010.[6]