Thursday, 7 October 2010

Nobel prize for literature goes to Mario Vargas Llosa

SPAIN/PERU (Agencies) Mario Vargas Llosa, the Spanish-Peruvian novelist, poet, essayist and sometime politician, was rewarded this morning with literature's highest award, the Nobel Prize. Cited by the Swedish Academy for "his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt and defeat", the 10m SEK (£1m) award is the culmination of a literary life that began in the 1960s with novels such as The Time of the Hero (La ciudad y los perros, literally The City and the Dogs, 1963/1966), The Green House (La casa verde, 1965/1968), and the monumental Conversation in the Cathedral (Conversación en la catedral, 1969/1975). He continues to write prolifically across an array of literary genres, including literary criticism and journalism. (Read the full story on CampoPulse).

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