Rafael Yglesias
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Rafael Yglesias

Rafael Yglesias is an American novelist and screenwriter born May 12, 1954. He dropped out of high school a year before the publication of his first novel, Hide Fox, And All After when he was 17. He is the author of eleven novels, including A Happy Marriage -- winner of the 2009 Los Angeles Times Fiction Prize -- The Wisdom of Perversity, Dr. Neruda's Cure For Evil and Fearless, which he adapted for the screen. The movie of Fearless was directed by Peter Weir and starred Jeff Bridges. Rafael also wrote the screenplays for Death And The Maiden, Les Miserables, From Hell, and Dark Water. He has two sons: Matthew Yglesias, a senior correspondent and co-founder of Vox.com; and Nicholas Yglesias, a fantasy and science fiction novelist. He is married to the novelist Ann Packer, with whom he now teams as a screen and television writer.
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