Mario Vargas Llosa has won the Nobel literature prize. It has been a while since someone from Latin America has one the prize. I believe Octavio Paz in 1990 was the last. I should probably read more of his work, and maybe I will now. I have only read two of his books: In Praise of the Stepmother (not worth it); and another I can’t remember. I think I will finally get around to reading Coversation in the Cathedral soon.
You can read an AP story here. And the NY Times coverage here.