Thursday, October 07, 2010

Mario Vargas LLOSA wins the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature

PERUVIAN AUTHOR Mario Vargas Llosa has been awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature for an astounding body of work which includes fiction, criticism, essays, journalism and plays since the 1960s. Vargas Llosa is the author of The Time of the Hero, The Green House, Conversation in the Cathedral, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, The Feast of the Goat and The War of the End of the World, among many others. The last time a South American/Latin American won the Nobel was when Colombian Gabriel Garcia Marquez won it in 1982 and Mexican Octavio Paz in 1990. His new novel, The Dream of the Celt, based on the life of Roger Casement, the Irish revolutionary, will be published by Faber & Faber in early 2012.


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