Mario Vargas Llosa

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Birthday
28, 1936
Birthplace
Arequipa, Peru
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
28, 1936 (age 83)
Birthplace
Arequipa, Peru

About

A Peruvian author, teacher, and politician, he is best known for literary works such as The Time of the Hero, The Green House, and Conversation in the Cathedral. He won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Before Fame

He studied literature and law at Peru's National University of San Marcos. His first short story, The Leaders, was published in 1957.

Trivia

In 2011, he was a recipient of the prestigious Order of the Aztec Eagle. In 1994, he also won the Miguel de Cervantes Prize.

Family Life

He married his second wife, Patricia Llosa, in 1965. He had three children: Alvaro, Gonzalo and Morgana.

Associated With

He won the Nobel Prize in Literature a year before Tomas Transtromer received the same honor.