Nobel Prize in literature is awarded to Mario Vargas Llosa

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Mario Vargas Llosa has been awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature, it was announced Thursday morning in the Grand Hall at the Swedish Academy. The 74-year-old Peruvian novelist, essayist and playwright has been active in the political life of his home country. In announcing the award, the Nobel committee cited ‘his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt and defeat.’

-- Carolyn Kellogg