Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa was born on March 28, 1936. He is a Peruvian writer, politician, journalist, essayist . Vargas Llosa is one of Latin America's most significant novelists and essayists, and one of the leading authors of his generation. Some critics consider him to have had a larger international impact and worldwide audience than any other writer of the Latin American Boom.
He was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt, and defeat".
- The Nobel Prize in Literature 2010-Press Release