As part of the celebrations for the Day of the Book in the Cervantes Institute in Utrecht, a colloquium was held On April 19 named "Women and Books" with the participation of the renowned writer, literary translator and Peruvian university professor Teresa Ruiz Roses (Arequipa - Peru, 1956).
The narrator from Arequipa lives in Cologne, after long stays in Budapest, Barcelona and Freiburg im Breisgau, where she studied philology. Her first novel, "El copista" (1994) was a finalist for the prestigious Herralde prize and her short story "Detrás de la calle de Toledo" won the 1999 Juan Rulfo prize. Later, she published the novels "La Falaz Posteridad" and "La Mujer Cambiada" " "Nada que declarar. El Libro de Diana" is her most recent novel. (See CV on the following page: http://www.teresaruizrosas.com/curriculum-videos.html).
During the mentioned colloquium, Teresa Ruiz Rosas and the other participants, literature critic Leonor Ruiz (Spain), editor Jacoba Casier (Netherlands) and translator Brigitte Coopmans (Netherlands), discussed the presence of women in the book industry and the valuation of their work compared to that of their male colleagues. The debate was moderated by the director of the Cervantes Institute, Pilar Tena.
Those attending the event were able to taste Pisco Sour and Peruvian snacks offered by the Embassy of Peru.