Mario Vargas Llosa celebrates his 75 birthday
March 28, 2011.- Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa celebrates on Monday his 75th birthday.
A group of 24 writers and Hispanic scholars decided to pay homage to the publication of new texts in the journal Turia.
Vargas Llosa, the latest Nobel Prize for Literature, welcomed the initiative with his own text entitled ‘Brief discourse on culture’. “
In the nearly 600 pages of ‘Turia’ edition Javier Cercas (Spain) wrote on it as well as Jorge Volpi (Mexico), Rodrigo Fresán (Argentina), Alberto Fuguet (Chile), Ivan Thays (Peru), Edmundo Paz Soldan (Bolivia) and Mayra Santos-Febres (Puerto Rico).
The special edition was coordinated by Fernando Iwasaki, Peruvian writer too.