Mario Vargas Llosa Wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa smiles at a press conference at Instituto Cervantes after he won the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature October 7, 2010 in New York City.

Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa recently won the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature. The Swedish Academy praised his "cartography of the structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt and defeat." He was on the Leonard Lopate Show in November 2001 to discuss his novel, The Feast of the Goat.