Thursday, October 07, 2010

This Year's Prize

Vargas LlosaThis year's winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature is Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa. At the risk of betraying the Librarian's Code of Impartiality, I must say that he's one of my favorite writers, and this inspires, well, reminds me to read more of his prolific works.

Interested in reading the new Nobel Laureate but don't know where to begin? The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta is a good introduction, or The War at the End of the World is one that will stay with you for years. We also have many of his books in both English and Spanish, so you'll be able to savor the writing without the nuisance of translation.

Let us know: which are your recommended Vargas Llosa books?

The War at the End of the WorldThe Real Life of Alejandro MaytaThe Bad GirlThe Feast of the GoatLituma en los Andes

Photograph by: Pierre-Philippe Marcou, AFP/Getty Images

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