Mario Vargas Llosa, a Peruvian author who stands among the giants of Latin American writing, has been named the recipient of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature. Novelist, essayist, playwright, journalist, and politician, Llosa often explores questions of power and its dangers. Best known internationally for works such as The War of the End of the World and The Feast of the Goat, he has dabbled successfully in mystery, historical fiction, and parody. He believes that “literature gives readers a kind of third eye and enables them to see what is lacking in the real world.” Llosa is the first Latin American author to win the literature Prize in twelve years, and only the seventh since the award was first given in 1901.
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