Laura Bozzo is a Peruvian talk show host renowned for hosting her popular Spanish-language talk show, Laura. The occurrence of regular fights and the discussion of the sensitive subject matter have made her shows controversial in nature. In 2008, Laura Bozzo landed in trouble when the Peruvian press discovered that some of her shows were staged for entertainment purposes.
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.
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.
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.
Peruvian-Spanish author and political commentator Álvaro Vargas Llosa has also been a columnist for the Washington Post Writers Group and a successful TV journalist. Known for his book Liberty for Latin America, he has also won awards for his defense of freedom and has lectured on economic and political topics worldwide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jazmin Pinedo is a Peruvian television personality, presenter, and former model. Over the course of her career, Pinedo has achieved both fame and infamy. She started her career as a model before establishing herself as a film actress. Jazmin Pinedo's popularity increased when she became a popular TV presenter, covering events like the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
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.
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.