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Paco Ignacio Taibo II (born 11 January 1949 in Gijón, Asturias), birth name Francisco Ignacio Taibo Mahojo, is a Spanish writer and novelist.

Taibo has lived in Mexico City since 1958 when his family fled from Spain to escape the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco. Taibo II (or PIT, as he likes to be called) is a Mexican intellectual, historian, professor, journalist, social activist, union organizer, and world-renowned writer. Widely known for his policial novels, he is considered the founder of the neopolicial genre in Latin America and is the president of the International Association of Policial Writers. One of the most prolific writers in Mexico today, over 500 editions of his 51 books have been published in 29 countries and over a dozen languages, and include novels, narrative, historical essays, chronicles, and poetry.

Some of his novels have been mentioned among the "Books of the Year" by The New York Times, Le Monde, and the Los Angeles Times. He has received numerous awards including the Grijalbo, the Planeta/Joaquin Mortiz in 1992, the Dashiell Hammett three times for his policial novels, and the 813 for the best police novel published in France. His biography of Ernesto "Che" Guevara ("Ernesto Guevara, tambien conocido como el Che", 1996) has sold over half a million copies around the world and won the 1998 Bancarella Book of the Year award in Italy.

PIT's readership had developed into a cult following. Once when he gave a talk about Mexican Independence hero Miguel Hidalgo in Mexico City, his presentation turned into a rally. His readers consider him their friend and when his presentations are over, people approach him to give him gifts such as cigarettes, apples, and sodas.

A social and politically conscious writer, his writings respond to and speak of the social pressures he experienced as a young man and allow him to tell what's behind every criminal story: corruption and repression of the political system in Mexico. A militant and survivor of the student movement of 1968 in Mexico, his book "68" (2004) inspired by these events and direct personal experiences tells the story of the movement including the Tlatelolco massacre of student protesters in Mexico City by government troops. As a result of the events that took place in La Plaza de las Tres Culturas, thousands of people were arrested, hundreds were killed, and hundreds are still missing today. To date nobody has been held accountable for these crimes.

Some of his most popular works include the series of a Mexican independent detective called Héctor Belascoarán Shayne introduced for first time in the novel Días de combate. He wrote eight more novels with this character. Other novels include: Muertos incómodos (The Inconvenient Dead) (with Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos), Cuatro manos (Four Hands), Sombra de la sombra (Shadow of the Shadow), and Amorosos fantasmas.

PIT organizes the 'Semana Negra' (The Noir Week), a crime fiction festival held every year in Gijón, Spain.

He is the son of Paco Ignacio Taibo I (?, 6/19/1924-11/13/2008) and the brother of movie producer Carlos Taibo and poet Benito Taibo.
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Total Books: 52
Pancho Villa
2015 - Pancho VIlla [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781681650111
ISBN-10: 1681650118
Genre: History
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Yaquis
2013 - Yaquis [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9786070718120
ISBN-10: 6070718127
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Suenos de frontera
2013 - Suenos De Frontera [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9786070719097
ISBN-10: 6070719093
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Los libres no reconocen rivales Una historia narrativa de la Batalla del 5 de mayo de 1862
2012 - Los Libres No Reconocen Rivales Una Historia Narrativa De La Batalla Del 5 De Mayo De 1862 [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9786070711442
ISBN-10: 6070711440
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El Alamo
2012 - El Alamo [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9786070709265
ISBN-10: 6070709268
Genre: History
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El retorno de los Tigres de Malasia
2010 - El Retorno De Los Tigres De Malasia [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9786070703713
ISBN-10: 6070703715
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Calling All Heroes A Manual for Taking Power A Novel
2010 - Calling All Heroes a Manual for Taking Power a Novel [Found in Translation] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781604862058
ISBN-10: 160486205X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The Uncomfortable Dead
2010 - The Uncomfortable Dead (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781933354897
ISBN-10: 1933354895
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De paso
2009 - De Paso [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788402420862
ISBN-10: 8402420869
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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Ernesto Guevara tambien conocido como El Che
2009 - Ernesto Guevara Tambien Conocido Como El Che [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9786070705496
ISBN-10: 6070705491
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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Temporada de zopilotes
2009 - Temporada De Zopilotes [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9786070701160
ISBN-10: 607070116X
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction
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Tony Guiteras
2008 - Tony Guiteras [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9786077000402
ISBN-10: 607700040X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
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El cuaderno verde del CHE /Che's Green Notebook
2008 - El Cuaderno Verde Del Che /che's Green Notebook [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789707490611
ISBN-10: 9707490616
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Pancho Villa Una biografia narrativa
2008 - Pancho VIlla Una Biografia Narrativa [Biografias - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9786077000280
ISBN-10: 6077000280
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
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Solo tu sombra fatal
2007 - Solo Tu Sombra Fatal [Ficcionario - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789707102194
ISBN-10: 9707102195
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Olga Forever
2007 - Olga Forever [Ficcionario - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789707102231
ISBN-10: 9707102233
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Nonfiction
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The  Shadow of the Shadow
2006 - The Shadow of the Shadow (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781933693002
ISBN-10: 1933693002
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The  Uncomfortable Dead
2006 - The Uncomfortable Dead (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781933354071
ISBN-10: 1933354070
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Algunas nubes / No habra final feliz
2006 - Algunas Nubes / No Habra Final Feliz [Crimen y Misterio - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788408060383
ISBN-10: 8408060384
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Retornamos como sombras
2006 - Retornamos Como Sombras [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788423333844
ISBN-10: 8423333841
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Return to the Same City
2005 - Return to the Same City (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781590581360
ISBN-10: 1590581369
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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2004 - 68 (Paperback)
2004 - Dias De Combate [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
El Juego De La Intriga [Narrativa / Espasa - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)