Claudia Pineiro was a journalist, playwright and television scriptwriter and in 1992 won the prestigious Pleyade journalism award. She has more recently turned to fiction and is the author of literary crime novels that are all bestsellers in Latin America and have been translated into four languages. This novel won the Clarin Prize for fiction and is her second title to be available in English.
Praise for 'Thursday Night Widows'(978-1904738-411): A gripping story; rather like the maids and guards, we stand by and watch evil enter the lives of an obtuse, decadent, pseudo-community. There may be bloody murder at the centre of this novel, but the dystopia portrayed is an indictment not solely of an assassin but of Argentina's class structure and the willful blindness of its petty bourgeoisie.A" TLS Times Literary Supplement 'Thursday Night Widows' is a fine morality tale which explores the dark places societies enter when they place material comfort before social justice, and security before morality.A" Publishers Weekly Makes excellent use of the formula whereby the reader knows from the outset who has died in suspicious circumstances, but not the reasons. Pineiro is particularly skilful at exposing the social forces undermining Argentine society, and the fragility of personal relationships. The build-up to it is riveting.' The Times