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Julio Ramón Ribeyro Zúñiga (August 31, 1929, Lima, Peru - December 4, 1994, Lima, Peru) was a Peruvian writer best known for his short stories. He was also successful in other genres: novel, essay, theater, diary and aphorism. In the year of his death, he was awarded the US$100,000 Premio Juan Rulfo de literatura latinoamericana y del Caribe. His work has been translated into numerous languages, including English.
The characters in his stories, often autobiographical and usually written in simple but ironic language, tend to end up with their hopes cruelly dashed. But despite its apparentpessimism, Ribeyro's work is often comic, its humor springing from both the author's sense of irony and the accidents that befall his protagonists.
Ribeyro studied literature and law in Universidad Católica in Lima. In 1960 he immigrated to Paris where he worked as ajournalist in France Presse and then as cultural advisor andambassador to UNESCO.
- Los gallinazos sin plumas (1954) Short Stories
- Relatos santacrucinos (1954) Short Stories
- Cuentos de circunstancias (1958) Short Stories
- Crónica de San Gabriel (1960) Novel
- Las botellas y los hombres (1964) Short Stories
- Tres historias sublevantes (1964) Short Stories
- Los geniecillos dominicales (1965) Novel
- Los cautivos (1972)
- El próximo mes me nivelo (1972) Short Stories
- Santiago, el Pajarero (1975) Theater
- La palabra del mudo (1973-77)
- Prosas apátridas (1975-78)
- Cambio de guardia (1976) Novel
- Silvio en El Rosedal (1977) Short Stories
- Atusparia (1981) Theatre
- Sólo para fumadores (1987)
- La tentación del fracaso (1987) Diaries
- Dichos de Luder (1989)
- La tentación del fracaso (1992-1995)