Mario Vargas Llosa, an internationally recognized Peruvian author, journalist and professor and the winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature, will travel to Georgia later this year to learn about the local culture and arts.
The writer, who rose to literary recognition in the 1960s, will hold his first-ever visit to the South Caucasus in September, the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia revealed at a media event on Thursday.
Traveling to Georgia for a five-day visit, Vargas Llosa will be hosted by the ministry and the Georgian National Book Centre.
It should be noted that within the visit, the author’s meeting is planned not only with Georgian, but also Armenian and Azerbaijani publishers and translators, as well as with Georgian readers and students.
Within the visit, the presentation of his book “Conversation in the Cathedral” will be held, which is in the process of translating into Georgian. The writer wrote it in 1969. The book concerns the political situation in Peru in the 1950s.