Congratulations to Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa who won the Nobel Prize for Literature this morning from the Swedish Academy. The ceremony took place at the Cervantes Institute in New York City.
"I am very grateful to the Swedish Academy. It is totally unexpected, a real surprise," Vargas Llosa told reporters in New York. "I think it is, for any writer, a great encouragement, a recognition of a world."
Vargas Llosa has written more than 30 novels, including THE BAD GIRL and CONVERSATION IN THE CATHEDRAL.
He is the third Latino to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Columbian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez won in 1982 and Mexican author Octavio Paz won in 1990. The honor comes with a cash prize of $1.5 million dollars.
For Official Press Release, click here.
For coverage of the ceremony, follow these links:
New York Times