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Alfredo Bryce Echenique

  • Alfredo Bryce Echenique © Antonio Moreno / EL MUNDO

    Alfredo Bryce Echenique © Antonio Moreno / EL MUNDO






Date of birth

Feb 19, 1939

" Writer. Bryce Echenique adopted Spain as his country and is seen as one of the most important figures of the Latin American post-boom generation."

He was born in 1939 in Lima, Peru where he studied Law and then went to Paris on a grant in 1964. This was the start of a long period of wanderings that took him to many European cities, including Madrid and Barcelona. He obtained Spanish nationality in 1988. During his time in Paris, he published his first short stories in magazines on Paris, Lima and La Havana. 'Un Mundo para Julius', his first novel, was published in 1970 and won the Peruvian National Literature Award. This was the followed by many other successful works. He wrote a large number of short stories, chronicles and novels in which he questions himself on the potential of writing, in a kind of autobiographic fiction that is a style of his own.


National Narrative Literature Award (1998)

Essential works

  • Work of culture - Generic image

    Reo de nocturnidad

    Novel written by Peruvian writer Alfredo Bryce Echenique on illness and loneliness.

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Other highlighted works

  • Huerto cerrado
  • Un mundo para Julius
  • Tantas veces Pedro
  • Permiso para vivir (Antimemorias)
  • Guía triste de París
  • La amigdalitis de Tarzán
  • El huerto de mi amada
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