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An Evening with Screenwriter/Novelist Rafael Yglesias

Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Rafael Yglesias is an American novelist and screenwriter. He was born (May 12, 1954) and raised in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood. He dropped out of high school to finish his first novel, Hide Fox, And All After, which was published in 1972. After writing three novels by the age of twenty-one, Rafael stopped writing books between 1976 and 1984 and concentrated on starting a family. He made a living by writing screenplays.
He returned to novels in the mid-1980s. Hot Properties was published in 1986, Only Children in 1988, The Murderer Next Door in 1990, Fearless in 1993, and Dr. Neruda’s Cure For Evil in 1996. In 1992 he resumed writing screenplays. The first to be produced, Fearless, was an adaptation of his novel of the same title. Other produced films that followed were adaptations of works by Ariel Dorfman, Victor Hugo, and Alan Moore; the most recent was a remake of a Japanese horror movie. They were directed by Peter Weir, Roman Polanski, Bille August, the Hughes Brothers, and Walter Salles.


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Boston, MA 02111 United States
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