Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter is a 1977 novel by Mario Vargas Llosa. The protagonist is a young man Mario. He is only 18, works at a radio station and dreams to become a writer. Mario is no stranger to love, but his story is unusual as he falls in love with his aunt Julia. Surprisingly, his intentions are not unrequited. There are many intricate entanglements in the novel's storyline, which depict the true life of Latin America at the time.