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Mario Vargas Llosa has established an international reputation as one of the Latin America's most important authors. He was born in Peru in 1936 and educated at university in Lima, where he studied Humanities and Law. Always politically outspoken, from 1976 to 1979 Vargas Llosa served as President of PEN adn in 1983 presided over the commission which investigated the deaths of eight journalists killed during the Belaunde Government's campaign against the Maoist guerrilla movement. Having once declined the Prime Ministership of Peru in 1984, he was a candidate in the 1990 Presidential elections. In 2010 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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The Dream of the Celt by Mario Vargas Llosa
The Dream of the Celt
Mario Vargas Llosa
Nobel Prize winner, Mario Vargas Llosa’s first novel for about six years is a powerful historical-biographical novel re-imagining the life of Roger Casement. Irish champion of oppressed peoples, seen as a traitor by the British and tortured by his own...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2013

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