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)
Occupation Novelist, Film Director
Nationality Chilean American
Period 1998 to present
Genre Action thriller

Gonzalo Lira (born February 29, 1968) is a Chilean-American with genealogical ties to one of the founding fathers of Chile, José Miguel Carrera.[1] In 1985 Lira obtained a preparatory education at St. George's College Chile and in 1995 he graduated from Dartmouth College with a bachelors degree in history and philosophy.[2]

Lira authored three novels, Counterparts a commercial thriller published in 1997, Tomáh Errázurih a coming-of-age story published in 1998, and 'Acrobat, another commercial thriller in 2002.

In 2000, Lira was a story consultant on the video game Soldier of Fortune.[3]

Lira co-wrote, produced and directed the film Catalina’s Kidnapping, a Spanish language thriller in 2006.[4]

Starting in 2010, Lira's economic and political opinion pieces were prominently featured within blogs such as Zero Hedge,[5] Naked Capitalism,[6] Seeking Alpha, Jim Puplava's Financial Sense Newshour, and Business Insider;[7] Lira appeared on Russia Today in January 2014 whereby he reiterated his popularly read 2010 assertion in Zerohedge that hyper-inflation would eventually cause the demise of the US dollar.[8]