Manuel Puig Biography

Screenwriter, Author (1932–1990)
Manuel Puig was an Argentine writer known for his film scripts and novels, notably Kiss of the Spider Woman.


Manuel Puig's novel Kiss of the Spider Woman, his most well-known work, is a novel told in dialogues between a middle-aged homosexual and a younger revolutionary who are detained in the same jail cell. The book's denunciation of sexual and political repression contributed to its success. His major novels were translated into more than a dozen languages, and several of his film scripts won awards.

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