Mario Vargas Llosa

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The Marquess of Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa in Madrid, 2012
Marquess of Vargas Llosa
Personal details
Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa

(1936-03-28) March 28, 1936 (age 87)
Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru
CitizenshipPeru, Spain[1]
Political partyMovimiento Libertad (1990–1993)
Domestic partnerIsabel Preysler
Children3, including Álvaro Vargas Llosa
Alma mater
AwardsMiguel de Cervantes Prize
Nobel Prize in Literature

Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa, 1st Marquess of Vargas Llosa (born March 28, 1936), is a Peruvian writer, politician, journalist and essayist. Winner of the Nobel prize for literature, he is one of the most renown writers of modern times. He has written many books, plays and essays and still writes. A few famous books are listed below:

  • The City and the Dogs (1965)
  • The Green House (1965)
  • Conversation in the Cathedral (1969)
  • Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (1977)
  • The War of the End of the World (1981)
  • The Feast of the Goat (2000)

He received the Nobel Prize in Literature on December 10, 2010. His book The Dream of the Celt is about the life of Irishman Roger Casement. Though it was published in Spanish 2010, the translation into English is still incomplete.

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  1. "Mario Vargas Llosa wins Nobel literature prize". The Seattle Times. Archived from the original on 2014-03-02. In 1990, he ran for the presidency in Peru but lost to Alberto Fujimori. Disheartened by the broad public approval for Fujimori's harsh rule in Peru, Vargas Llosa took the Spanish citizenship, living in Madrid and London.