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The Nobel Prize in literature in 2010 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.” The Peruvian-Spanish writer is also a politician, journalist and essayist. During his long career, Vargas Llosa has written more than a dozen novels and many other books and stories. For decades, he has been a voice for Latin American literature. His numerous awards include the Miguel de Cervantes Prize, the most important award in Latin American literature, given to authors whose work “has contributed to enrich, in a notable way, the literary patrimony of the Spanish language.”

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Mario Vargas Llosa

Photo by Morgana Vargas Llosa