The extensive bibliography of Alonso Cueto includes over 16 books translated into 20 languages. The Peruvian writer has recently published the novel La Perricholi. Reina de Lima, which reawakens a fascination with the actress La Perricholi, two centuries after her death. This gripping novel is based on both historical research and the apparatus of fiction to explore the heart of Micaela Villegas, La Perricholi. In conversation with the writer Pedro Llosa.