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Kim MacQuarrie

Agent: Sarah Lazin Books

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States


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Kim MacQuarrie is a writer, a four-time Emmy-winning
documentary filmmaker, and an anthropologist. He is the author of
four books on Peru and lived in that country for five years. During
that time, MacQuarrie lived with a recently-contacted tribe of
indigenous Amazonians, called the Yora. It was MacQuarrie's
experience filming a nearby group of indigenous people, whose
ancestors still remembered their contacts with the Inca Empire, that
ultimately led him to investigate and then to write "The Last Days of
the Incas."

A History Book Club and Military Book Club selection, the book
was also chosen by the Kiriyama Prize Committee as a "notable
book" for 2008 and as an "Outstanding Academic Title" by Choice.
Currently FX Channel is developing "The Last Days of the Incas"
as a 13-part scripted television series.

MacQuarrie's latest book, "Life and Death in the Andes: On the
Trail of Bandits, Heroes, and Revolutionaries," is about a 4,300-
mile journey along the Andes Mountains, the longest mountain
chain in the world. During the journey, MacQuarrie investigated the
lives and stories of Pablo Escobar, Che Guevara, Butch Cassidy
and the Sundance Kid, Charles Darwin, Thor (Kon Tiki) Heyerdahl,
and even an Inca "Ice Maiden," sacrificed 500 years ago on top of
a 20,000-foot volcano, yet still perfectly preserved. Visit his website
at: or his blog at

Interests: History, science, Latin America, South America, travel

Published writer: No

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • The Last Days of the Incas
  • Life and Death in the Andes: On the Trail of Bandits, Heroes, and Revolutionaries