Thursday, October 7, 2010

Mario Vargas Llosa of Peru Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa has won the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature. He is the first South American to win the Nobel in literature since Gabriel García Márquez won in 1982.

According to the Nobel website, the prize was awarded to Mario Vargas Llosa “for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt, and defeat.”

He has won a string of major literary awards, including the most prestigious of all for a Spanish-language author, the Cervantes Prize, and had often been tipped to win the Nobel Literature.

Even many peruvians (including me) was disappointed because he tooks on Spanish nationality in 1993 for his defeat and upset at the dictatorial turn of Fujimori’s 1990-2000 regime, we can't resisted to read all his wonderfull books. An now we are extremely happy because the Academy has recognized his hard work. He makes us proud of being Peruvian

Thanks Mario Vargas LLosa!!!

Veronica Diaz

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