Alonso Cueto Caballero (born in 1954 in Lima, Peru) is a Peruvian novelist and playwright. His novel El tigre blanco (The White Tiger), published in 1985, was awarded the Premio Wiracocha. He has published regularly and currently writes for the newspaper Peru 21 and is a Professor of Journalism at the Catholic University of Peru. His novel "Grandes Miradas" was adapted into a movie ("Mariposa Negra") by Francisco Lombardi in 2006. Cueto's novel La Hora Azul/The Blue Hour won the Herralde Prize in 2006. it was published in English in 2012 (translated by Frank Wynne) and was shortlisted for the 2013 Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize
In 2007, Cueto also collaborated with the highly acclaimed radio program "Mi Novela Favorita" (Mi Favorite Novel).
His 2007 novel El Susurro de la Mujer Ballena was a runner-up for the prestigious Premio Iberoamericano Planeta-Casa de América de Narrativa for which he was awarded $50,000.
- "Out of the darkness, a literary renaissance in Peru". The New York Times. 1 November 2006. Retrieved 29 October 2010.
- Planeta-Casa de América de Narrativa, official website
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