2010 Nobel Prize in Literature

Congrats to Mario Vargas Llosa, who was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature. It was announced this morning at a ceremony in Sweden.

Considered one of Latin America’s greatest authors, the 74-year-old Llosa has penned numerous novels, plays, and essays. His most famous works are Conversation in the Cathedral and The Green House, both of which explore the devastating effect of corrupt regimes. Not surprisingly, the Nobel Committee said that Llosa won the award “for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt, and defeat.”