Vargas Llosa reappears after rumors about his state of health: through a video and with a wink to Patricia

A couple of weekends ago rumors surfaced about a possible worsening of health of Mario Vargas Llosa, who turns 88 this Thursday, March 28. Rumors that she tried to deny the Nobel Prize in Literature publisher. This Wednesday, one day before his birthday, the writer has reappeared, yes, through a video.

The author of The city and the Dogs has participated in the tribute that Audible has paid to him with the help of Aitana Sánchez-Gijón and Pedro Casablanc at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in the capital. In the video he appears from his house (upper image).

“It gives me great joy and satisfaction to know that two of my plays, one thousand and one night y Odysseus and Penelope, are being performed again in Spain, adapted to audiobook format. These works have already had many lives and the audiobook format that they have in common with theater is the fact of telling stories,” says the Peruvian intellectual in the video, in which the portrait that he has placed and very well framed draws attention. of Patricia, the mother of his children, next to him. Patricia, who is also his cousin, and he reconciled after the breakup of the intellectual and Isabel Preysler in December 2022. Patricia left in the past the moment in which the literary man He left her for the Queen of Hearts in 2015.

Regarding his absence at the event, Vargas Llosa explained: “I would have liked to be present with all of you at the Círculo Bellas Artes for this initiative. But because I am currently on the other side of the pond it has been impossible. From here I send you a affectionate greeting and, as theatrical tradition dictates, I wish you a lot of shit”.

His son Álvaro also left a message about his father on social media a couple of days ago: “My father, two days away from turning 88, watching the memorable dialogue he had, 43 years ago, on Peruvian TV, with Magda Portal, a mythical name of avant-garde poetry, politics with capital letters and (true) Latin American feminism. The writer’s most media-friendly son shared a photo of the moment.