Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa, 1st Marquis of Vargas Llosa (/ /; born March 28, 1936) is a Peruvian writer, politician, journalist, essayist, college professor, and recipient of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature. Vargas Llosa is one of Latin America's most significant novelists and essayists, and one of the leading writers of his generation. Some critics consider him to have had a larger international impact and worldwide audience than any other writer of the Latin American Boom. Upon announcing the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Swedish Academy said it had been given to Vargas Llosa "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt, and defeat". Wikipedia
Mario Vargas Llosa is a member of the following lists: Living people, 1936 births, Commandeurs of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Chevaliers of the Légion d'honneur, Complutense University of Madrid alumni, Nobel laureates in Literature, Spanish nobility, Fellows of King's College London, Recipients of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade and Princeton University faculty.
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Writing a book is a very lonely business. You are totally cut off from the rest of the world, submerged in your obsessions and memories.