Peruvian Author Mario Vargas Llosa Honored With Nobel Prize In Literature

October 8th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
mario Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa was announced as the winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in the category of literature by the noble committee of the Swedish Academy on Thursday. The 74-year-old celebrated author is known for his wide-ranging works especially those which highlight the political scenario in the Latin America. The news of Mario Vargas Llosa being the recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize in literature has been hailed by Peruvian leaders as well as all his avid readers across the globe.

In a statement that was published in the official website of the Swedish Academy, it was pointed out that the noted Peruvian author was selected for the prestigious Nobel Prize this year for ‘his cartography of structures of power’ as well as the ‘trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt, and defeat.’ Following the announcement, while talking to reporters at a press conference in Manhattan, Mario Vargas Llosa said that when he first received the call from the Swedish Academy, initially he thought that it was some kind of a joke. At the same time, the imminent author was noted that the honor that had been bestowed on him is not only a recognition for him and his work but also recognizes the Spanish language in which he pens down his works.

The decision of the noble committee to confer the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature to Mario Vargas Llosa has been hailed by Peruvian President Alan Garcia who described the honor as ‘an act of justice’ given the fact that Peruvians had been waiting for it for years now.

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