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Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa is one of Latin America's most highly regarded novelists, essayists, and public intellectuals, and is the recipient of dozens of literary prizes in the Spanish-speaking world. In 1990 he ran for president of Peru, losing to Alberto Fujimori. His novels include The Time of the Hero (1962; trans. 1966), Conversation in the Cathedral (1969; trans. 1975), Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (1977; trans. 1982), and The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto (1997, trans. 1998). This June The Language of Passion, which collects his columns written for Spain's newspaper El Pais, will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He currently resides in London.

Stories by Mario Vargas Llosa published in Zoetrope: All-Story:
 The Lady from Somerset, Vol. 7, No. 1

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