Mario Vargas Llosa wins Nobel Prize in literature

Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature today. The first South American to be awarded the honor since 1982.

“The Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, whose deeply political work vividly examines the perils of power and corruption in Latin America, won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday.”

Read the full story at the New York Times and most other major news outlets.

This is a great honor for Vargas Llosa and I hope it will spark some interest in reading and literature in Peru, where average Peruvians in my observation read very little.

Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa

Foto (c) Sara Krulwich, The New York Times