Nobel Prize in Lit

Librarians will be happy to know that this year, the Nobel Prize in Literature did not go to a writer whose books are unavailable in the US.

The winner, Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa was announced in Stockholm today. He is the first South American to win the prize since Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez in 1982.

Vargas Llosa is currently in the US, as a visiting professor at Princeton, teaching a course on the writing novels as well as one on Jorge Luis Borges at Princeton.

He is published in the US by FSG and, in paperback, Picador.

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