Alonso Cueto

The Novels of Mario Vargas Llosa and the Poetics of Power

Peruvian novelist
Alonso Cueto

Wednesday May 2
Curtin Hall 175 (3243 N Downer Ave)

A native of Lima, Peru, Alonso Cueto is the author of novels, short fiction, plays, and essays.  Some of his novels include The Blue Hour (2005 Herralde Prize for Novel), El Susurro de la Mujer Ballena (Runner-Up for the 2007 Iberoamericano Planeta/Casa de América Prize), and La Segunda Amante del Rey (Penguin/Random House, 2017).  Several of his novels have been made into films.  Cueto’s works have been translated into eighteen languages. He has received a Guggenheim Writer’s Grant, the Berlin Anna Seghers Prize, the Inca Garcilaso Medal, and the Peruvian Government Medal for Service to Culture. He received a Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Texas-Austin, and he is a member of the Peruvian Academy of Language.
Sponsored by Special Collections, UWM Libraries, College of Letters and Science, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Sigma Delta Pi National Collegiate Honor Society. This program is also made possible by UWM’s Center for International Education, the Language Resource Center, and a US Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant.
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