1991 Puterbaugh Fellow Manuel Puig

Puig ManuelManuel Puig (b. 1932 General Villegas) was an Argentine author. His novel El beso de la mujer araña (1976) (Kiss of the Spider Woman) was made into a film, and in 1993 it was made into a Broadway musical.

Puig has written novels, plays, and screen plays. His best known novels include  La traición de Rita Hayworth (1968) (Betrayed by Rita Hayworth), Boquitas pintadas (1969) (Heartbreak Tango).

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