Famous Peruvian Journalists

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Mario Vargas Llosa
(Latin America's Most Significant Novelist and Essayist and Winner of 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Mario Vargas Llosa
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Birthdate: March 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Arequipa, Peru
In March 2020, Chinese e-book platforms virtually banned Nobel Prize-winning Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa after he suggested that China was largely responsible for the origin of the COVID-19 virus. One of Latin American’s most respected authors, he has penned bestsellers such as The Feast of the Goat.
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César Vallejo
(Peruvian Poet Who is Regarded as One of the 20th Century's Greatest Poetic Innovators in Any Language)
César Vallejo
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Birthdate: March 16, 1892
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santiago de Chuco, Peru
Died: April 15, 1938

César Vallejo was a Peruvian poet, playwright, writer, and journalist. He is regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest poetic innovators in any language, although he only published two books of poetry in his entire lifetime. César Vallejo's literary career has inspired and influenced several other writers and poets like Martin Wylde Carter, Sam Shepard, and Henry Charles Bukowski.

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Jaime Bayly
(Peruvian Television Personality, Journalist, and Writer)
Jaime Bayly
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Birthdate: February 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lima, Peru

Jaime Bayly is a Peruvian television personality, journalist, and writer. An Emmy Award winner, Bayly achieved international prominence when two of his books were adapted into films. Jaime Bayly is perhaps best known for writing novels that discuss sexual freedom, politics, and friendship.

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José Carlos Mariátegui
(Peruvian Journalist, Writer, Marxist Philosopher, and Politician)
José Carlos Mariátegui
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Birthdate: June 14, 1894
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
Died: April 16, 1930

José Carlos Mariátegui was a Peruvian journalist, writer, Marxist philosopher, and politician. A prolific author, Mariátegui is best remembered for his work Seven Interpretive Essays on Peruvian Reality, which is regarded as his magnum opus. He is also credited with founding the Peruvian Socialist Party. José Carlos Mariátegui achieved immense popularity despite his early death at the age of 35.

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Vicky Peláez
(Peruvian Columnist and Journalist)
Vicky Peláez
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Birthdate: 1956 AD
Birthplace: Cuzco, Peru

Vicky Peláez is a Peruvian columnist and journalist. She achieved notoriety in 2010, when she was found guilty of working in the USA as Russia's unregistered foreign agent. Prior to working in the USA, Vicky Peláez was one of the first women to work as a television reporter in Peru. She currently works for The Moscow News newspaper.

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Silvia Núñez del Arco
(Peruvian Author and the Wife of Journalist Jaime Bayly)
Silvia Núñez del Arco
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Birthdate: November 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lima, Peru

Peruvian author Silvia Núñez del Arco is also the wife of celebrated bisexual Peruvian journalist and writer Jaime Bayly. She opened up about her first relationship in the autobiographical book If You Leave Me I’ll Kill Myself. She also talked about her relationship with Bayly in What Others Do Not See.

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Marie Arana
(Award-Winning Peruvian Author and Journalist Known for Her Association with The Washington Post)
Marie Arana
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Birthdate: September 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lima, Peru

Award-winning Peruvian author and journalist Marie Arana is known for her long association with The Washington Post. She is part of the Scholars Council of the Library of Congress. Known for her iconic books such as American Chica and Cellophane, she has also been outspoken about issues related to Latin America and biculturalism.

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Ciro Alegría
(Peruvian Novelist Who Wrote Novels that highlighted the Problems of the Native Peruvians)
Ciro Alegría
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Birthdate: November 4, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sartimbamba, Peru
Died: February 17, 1967

Ciro Alegría was a Peruvian politician, journalist, and novelist. He is remembered for writing novels that highlighted the problems of the Native Peruvians, especially the nature of their oppression. He achieved international fame in 1941, when he won the Latin American Novel Prize for his novel Broad and Alien is the World. The book has been published in multiple languages.

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Magaly Medina
(Peruvian Radio & Television Producer, Presenter, and Entrepreneur)
Magaly Medina
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Birthdate: March 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Huacho, Huaura, Lima Peru

Magaly Medina is a Peruvian radio and television producer, presenter, and entrepreneur. She is best known for Magaly TeVe, her own celebrity gossip show, which ran from 1997 to 2012. After starting her career as a journalist for Oiga, Magaly Medina went on to establish herself as a TV personality by appearing in news programs and other TV shows.

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Gustavo Gorriti
(Award-Winning Peruvian Investigative Journalist Who Fights against Corruption)
Gustavo Gorriti
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Birthdate: February 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lima, Peru

Peruvian investigative journalist Gustavo Gorriti founded the Lima-based online newspaper IDL-Reporteros that fights against corruption by publishing investigative reports. He has previously been associated with publications such as La Prensa and Caretas. The Freedom Award winner has also been exiled in the US and Panama.

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Pedro Beltrán Espantoso
(Prime Minister of Peru from 1959 to 1961)
Pedro Beltrán Espantoso
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Birthdate: February 17, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
Died: February 16, 1979

Pedro Beltrán Espantoso was a Peruvian politician, economist, and journalist. He is remembered for his service as the Minister of Finance and Prime Minister of Peru from 1959 to 1961. He also served as the Ambassador of Peru to the USA from 1944 to 1945. From 1948 to 1950, Pedro Beltrán Espantoso was the president of the Central Reserve Bank.