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Famous writer Mario Vargas Llosa arrived in Cluj-Napoca yesterday

Mario Vargas Llosa, the celebrated Peruvian writer and Nobel Literature Prize 2010 laureate, arrived in Cluj-Napoca yesterday for a three-day visit, whose agenda includes his being awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa Title by the Babes-Bolyai University, which invited him to Cluj-Napoca.
Over 900 people gathered in the Grand Hall of the Cluj National Theater yesterday, 7.00 pm, to see, along with the reputed writer, the premiere performance of “One Thousand and One Nights”, a play staged by Andreea Iacob.
The play, translated into Romanian by Luminita Voina-Raut, is the stage version of Mario Vargas Llosa’s adaptation of the stories of Scheherazade.
The Aula Magna of the Babes-Bolyai University will be hosting today the awarding ceremony of the Doctor Honoris Causa Title of the Babes-Bolyai University to the renowned writer. Professor Corin Braga, dean of the faculty of letters and director of the Research Center of the Imaginary at the Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, wrote and will deliver the “Laudatio” <praise>.
Corin Braga told Mediafax that Mario Vargas Llosa’s visit to Cluj is an honor and joy, a meeting with great quality literature.
“Llosa is one of the most important contemporary writers, he was nominated as one of the world’s 20 most important intellectual. This international recognition aside, he is a great writer that doesn’t need a prize to certify his value, which could be attested by simply reading his books. (…) Llosa coming to Cluj is an honor to us, a joy, a meeting with high quality literature, with one of the living classics of literature,” said Braga.
“Could we live without taking refuge in fiction?, a Llosa-Gabriel Liiceanu dialogue, is scheduled at the “Mihai Eminescu” Hall of the a Faculty of Letters of the Babes-Bolyai University, tomorrow, noontime, and will be followed by an autograph session.
“One Thousand and One Nights,” the latest book published in the Mario Vargas Llosa Author Series, will be launched by the Humanitas Publishing House at Bookfest 2013.

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