The gossip is old, but if it adds that the protagonists avoided talking about it in the media for a long time, curiosity is served.

Who were two friends, two writers who shared the same language, the same literary agent, and eventually won the Nobel Prize for Literature? The answer to the riddle is the Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa and the Colombian Gabriel García Márquez.


Who has not heard the story of the famous punch Vargas Llosa gave Garcia Márquez?

The incident took place in 1976. Since then, it is believed that there were two reasons why this punch occurred: one, jealousy,  and the other political discrepancies. If you want to know more about this matter, you should read the testimonies compiled by Silvana Paternostro in The Paris Review