Gonzalo Lira is an American novelist and filmmaker born in Burbank, California
He is the son of Gonzalo Lira Valdes and Maria Isabel Lopez Hess; he is a descendant of Jose Miguel Carrera, the first President of Chile. [*] He grew up in the San Fernando Valley, New York City, and Miami, as well as Guayaquil, Ecuador. He completed high school at St. Georges College in Santiago, Chile, in 1985. He attended Dartmouth College in 1991, graduating with honors in 1995, with a degree in history and philosophy.
After moving to lower Manhattan in 1998, Lira wrote, produced and directed a comic short film, So Kinky. He worked developing video games such as Soldier of Fortune. [*] He wrote his next novel, Acrobat, in 2002. The novel was subsequently purchased by Miramax to be turned into a motion picture. In 2002, he moved to Chile. He began writing and producing Spanish language feature films. He co-wrote, produced and directed the film Catalinas Kidnapping, a Spanish language thriller in 2006. [*]
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