Embassy of Peru in Spain and Cervantes Institute paid tribute last Tuesday to the writer Julio Ramón Ribeyro, writer of the Generation of the 50’s of Peru who stood out for his production of tales such as “Los gallinazos sin plumas” or “Solo para fumadores“. The ambassador of Peru, and in turn nephew of the honoree, Claudio de la Puente Ribeyro, recalled the special link of the author with Madrid, his first European destination, and “his diplomatic work initiated in the 70s, which culminated as ambassador to UNESCO in 1986”.
Likewise, the writer’s widow, Alida Cordero, handed over one of Ribeyro’s first typewriters to the Caja de las Letras of the Cervantes Institute. Its president, Luís García Montero, took advantage of the event to highlight “the links that unite the Cervantes Institute with the culture of Peru”, and to announce that the next International Congress of the Spanish Language will take place in the Peruvian city of Arequipa in 2022.
Finally, a conversation took place between the writers Renato Cisneros and Sara Mesa, accompanied by García Montero himself. The three agreed on Ribeyro’s ability to “give voice to the forgotten”, and to celebrate that his work “is still alive among the people of Peru and has left a great legacy for subsequent generations”, concluded Cisneros.