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, Blogger
Nationality Chilean American
Period 1998 to present
Genre Action thriller

Gonzalo Lira (born February 29, 1968) is a Chilean-American novelist, filmmaker and blogger.

He was educated at St. George's College, a private school in Santiago, Chile; and Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. He is a descendant of José Miguel Carrera, the first president of Chile.[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. He published his next novel, Acrobat, also a commercial thriller, in 2002.

Lira was a story consultant on the video game Soldier of Fortune in 2000.[2]

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

Starting in 2010, Lira began contributing economic and political analysis pieces to blogs such as Zero Hedge, Naked Capitalism,[3] Jim Puplava's Financial Sense[4] and Business Insider;[5] in Zero Hedge, one of his posts regarding possible hyper-inflation was the second most read of 2010.[6]

His eponymous blog was consistently ranked in the top ten business and economic websites during 2011.[7]

In the 2010–12 period, he made numerous appearances as a pundit on The Max Keiser Show, Russia Today and PressTV, discussing economic and geopolitical issues.