[vahr-guh s yoh-suh; Spanish bahr-gahs yaw-sah]
Mario,born 1936, Peruvian essayist and novelist.
Who is the “Nobel” in “Nobel Prize” and what does he have to do with explosions?
Each year in October, the Nobel Prize committee in Stockholm announces what has become a sort of gold medal for science, literature, and politics. This year’s laureates include Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa in literature and Robert G. Edwards, father of the test tube baby, in medicine. Winners receive a sum usually worth millions of dollars in addition to oodles of prestige. After you read this, you …
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(Jorge) Mario (Pedro) born 1936, Peruvian novelist, writer, and political figure. His novels include The City and the Dogs (1963), Conversation in the Cathedral (1969), The Storyteller (1990), and The Notebok of Don Rigoberto (1998). In 1990 he stood unsuccessfully for the presidency of Peru. He won the Nobel Prize in literature 2010
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