Great day for Peru, says President Garcia
Oct 7, 2010, 17:07 GMT
Lima - Peruvian President Alan Garcia celebrated Thursday the news that Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature.
'It is a great day for Peru,' Garcia told Peruvian radio station RPP.
The fact that the Nobel Prize was awarded to 'an international Peruvian' was, according to Garcia, 'a huge act of justice.'
Vargas Llosa, who was born in the Peruvian city of Arequipa, has lived and lectured in several countries. His novels include The Time of the Hero (1963), The Green House (1966), Who Killed Palomino Molero? (1986), The Feast of the Goat (2000) and The Bad Girl (2006).
He is currently teaching a course on the techniques of the novel and a class on Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges at Princeton University in the United States.
His international breakthrough came with The Time of the Hero, translated into English in 1966, according to the Swedish Academy.
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