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Peru Becomes First South American Country to Get Travelers Guide by National Geographic

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nat-geoIn early February 2009, you might want to make sure you get a copy of Peru’s Travelers Guide to be published by National Geographic, the first one from countries in South America. There are only 58 other countries to have a guide in the world.

Featuring unique information on local culture, food, history and population, Peru’s Travelers Guide will release a record number of copies of 17,000 versus just 6,000-8,000 for other countries given the increasing interest in Peru by foreigners.

A Spanish version will also be available late 2009, as Andina reports.

Written by Catherine Castro

December 12, 2008 at 6:08 pm

Peruvian Leading Author Mario Vargas Llosa Visiting Pennsylvania on December 3-4

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vargas-llosa1Mario Vargas Llosa, a Peruvian novelist, playwright, essayist, journalist and literary critic, will be visiting Dickinson College in Pennsylvania this week to give lectures on December 3 and 4, and for a book signing event on December 3, according to a local report from The Sentinel.

Vargas Llosa is one of Latin America’s leading authors of his generation and former Peruvian presidential candidate.

Written by Catherine Castro

December 1, 2008 at 12:16 am

Looking for a Book to Read after Christmas? Or a Belated Xmas Gift?

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marieMarie Arana (a name most of DC-based book fans might be familiar with from the pages of The Washington Post where she is the book editor — and a successful Peruvian) will be releasing her new fiction book “Lima Nights” on December 30, 2008. You can get the book via, for example.

A good friend to one of my colleagues who is also a former Post reporter (and hopefully soon we finally get to schedule that lunch we’ve been shooting for since two years ago!), Marie’s books bring up Peru’s food, sceneries, lifestyle, customs, and many other things that if you are a Peruvian I am sure you will be pretty familiar with and easily relate to.

Check her book out — and hopefully sometime soon we finally get to connect maybe in-between one of her many months-long trips to Lima and get the download on her experience as a successful Peruvian living in the U.S.

Written by Catherine Castro

November 29, 2008 at 2:25 pm