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Peru painter Fernando de Szyszlo publishes memoir
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 22, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru painter Fernando de Szyszlo publishes memoir

Peruvian painter Fernando de Szyszlo has published “Life without an owner,” an autobiography detailing the “friends, loves and ghosts” of his life. The 290-page book is the first by the  Full Article »

The Afro-Peruvian poet behind Kuczynski’s one-liner
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 6, 2016 Leave a comment

The Afro-Peruvian poet behind Kuczynski’s one-liner

The career of Afro-Peruvian poet Nicomedes Santa Cruz came into the limelight as his most famous line found its way into the 2016 presidential debates. Pedro Pablo Kuczynski trailed Keiko  Full Article »

Eighty years of Peru’s literary icon Mario Vargas Llosa
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 29, 2016 Leave a comment

Eighty years of Peru’s literary icon Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa celebrated his 80th birthday at a Madrid hotel on Monday, five years after The Economist called him “the region’s conscience.” The Nobel laureate’s celebration was attended by 400  Full Article »

Peruvian poet Eduardo Chirinos dies aged 55
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 22, 2016 Leave a comment

Peruvian poet Eduardo Chirinos dies aged 55

Peruvian poet Eduardo Chirinos died of cancer on Wednesday in Montana. The member of Peru’s “80s generation” of literature published 18 poetry books including “The dwelling of silence” and “A  Full Article »

Spain honors 400 years of Peru’s first ‘indigenist’ writer
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 5, 2016 1 comment

Spain honors 400 years of Peru’s first ‘indigenist’ writer

Spain’s largest public library is showcasing a Garcilaso de la Vega exhibit featuring the ‘indigenist’ writer’s book collection and other personal belongings. The National Library of Spain in Madrid unveiled  Full Article »

New Mario Vargas Llosa novel set in Alberto Fujimori’s Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 28, 2016 Leave a comment

New Mario Vargas Llosa novel set in Alberto Fujimori’s Peru

“Five Corners,” the next novel by Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa, deals with corruption and fear during the 1990s government of former President Alberto Fujimori. Vargas’ new novel will create  Full Article »

Gaston Acurio publishes book of forgotten Lima recipes
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 18, 2016 Leave a comment

Gaston Acurio publishes book of forgotten Lima recipes

Peru’s most famous celebrity chef, Gaston Acurio, and journalist Javier Masias have published a new culinary history book featuring recipes unique to Lima. Acurio and Masias have published “Bitute: The  Full Article »

Peru drug lord eyes TV series after 22 years in prison
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 14, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru drug lord eyes TV series after 22 years in prison

Peruvian drug trafficker Demetrio “Vaticano” Chavez was released from prison yesterday after serving 22 years for treason. The drug lord who controlled Peru’s Alto Huallaga valley, which produced the lion’s  Full Article »

American opera depicts Peru’s 1996 Lima hostage crisis
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 9, 2015 Leave a comment

American opera depicts Peru’s 1996 Lima hostage crisis

An American opera house premiered on Monday the “Bel Canto” opera, which is set during the MRTA rebel occupation of the Japanese ambassador’s home in Lima. The opera produced by the  Full Article »

Peru issues coin commemorating indigenous writer
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 26, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru issues coin commemorating indigenous writer

Peru’s central bank has issued a new collectors’ coin featuring the Quechua chronicler, Guaman Poma de Ayala. The new sol coin commemorating the Inca descendent from Ayacucho coincides with the  Full Article »