The first native South American to learn and master the game of chess was the Inca Atahualpa — taught by his Spanish executioners.
This weekend, Peru’s highland city of Andahuayas is celebrating the artistic spirit of its native son Jose Maria Arguedas, the writer and anthropologist whose life was spent understanding and celebrating Andean culture.
It’s one of the great literary feuds. Mario Vargas Llosa is a prolific and prize winning novelist who ran for President of Peru in 1990.
Few historians have made as great an impact on our understanding of pre-Columbian Peru and the mysterious Inca Empire as María Rostworowski Tovar de Diez Canseco.
The Peruvian book “Pisco Allegories” took top prize in the Lifestyle category for Wine Literature this past weekend at the prestigious 2013 Gourmand Awards in Paris.