Mario Vargas Llosa (born 1936) is a Peruvian writer, politician and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature
. He is a firm believer of Write What You Know
and tends to do the research
of the subject he’s writing about.
His critics still debate whether he is a modernist or postmodernist. Better not to get caught in the middle
Some of his books have been adapted to the big screen.
He started being a leftist person, and even supported Castro’s government, before he became disillusioned with his dictatorship. Since then, he has allied with more centre-right politics. He competed for the presidency of his country in the early ‘90s, but was defeated by the Ensemble Dark Horse Alberto Fujimori note
He’s also the guy who said that Mexico “is the perfect dictatorship.” Of course, that was back then in 1990. He also got in a fight with his once-friend Gabriel García Márquez for some reason
and they haven’t spoken to each other since then.
His bibliography includes:
Tropes about him and his work: