The Cátedra Mario Vargas Llosa at City College, CUNY, cordially invites you to attend a lecture on
Mario Vargas Llosa, lector de El Quijote
by Alonso Cueto
Rifkind Room, NAC 6/316
A reception will follow the lecture.
Alonso Cueto is a Peruvian writer whose work has been translated into sixteen languages. He is the author of novels, short stories, essays and a children’s book. He received a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation grant (2002-2003), and was awarded the Anna Seghers prize (Berlin, 2000). He also won the Herralde novel prize (Barcelona, 2005), and the second prize in the Premio Iberoamericano Planeta-Casa de America, 2007. His novel Grandes miradas was made into a movie by Francisco Lombardi (with the title Mariposa Negra). The movie won the Glauber Rocha award for the best Latin American movie in the Montreal festival. Frank Wynne´s translation of Cueto’s novel The Blue Hour, published by Random House, won the Valle Inclán prize given by the British Society of Authors in February 2014. Two new movies (La Hora Azul and Magallanes) based on his novels are currently in final production. Cueto is a professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. His latest novel is La pasajera (2015).
This event is cosponsored by:
The Department of Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures
The Instituto Cervantes
Colonial Latin American Review