Vargas Llosa Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

by Rachel Baker on October 7, 2010

Mario Vargas Llosa was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature “for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt, and defeat”.

Vargas Llosa, 74, is one of Latin America’s most leading authors of his generation and is considered by some to have had a larger international impact and audience than any other writer of the Latin American Boom.  He’s written over 30 novels, plays and essays.

Vargas Llosa has been politically active throughout his career.  In 1990 he ran for the Peruvian presidency.

For the basics of Vargas Llosa’s life, Literary Contributions and a list of his Fiction, Non-fiction, and Dramas, click here.

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