TITLE: Mario Vargas Llosa: 2012 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Mario Vargas Llosa
EVENT DATE: 09/23/2012
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 61 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: 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."
SERIES: National Book Festival 2012