Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa was born in Peru in 1936 and educated at university in Lima, where he studied Humanities and Law. Always politically outspoken, from 1976 to 1979 Vargas Llosa served as President of PEN and in 1983 presided over the commission which investigated the deaths of eight journalists killed during the Belaunde Government's campaign against the Maoist guerrilla movement. Having once declined the Prime Ministership of Peru in 1984, he was a candidate in the 1990 Presidential elections.

Vargas Llosa was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2010. Peru's foremost writer, he has been awarded the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's most distinguished literary honor, and the Jerusalem Prize. His many works include The Feast of the Goat, The Bad Girl, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, The War of the End of the World, and The Storyteller. He lives in London.

Books by Mario Vargas Llosa

The Discreet Hero

Published: April 2016

A novel about love and betrayal, a younger generation that can no longer tell the difference between reality and desire, and the destructive effects of media fantasies.

Notes on the Death of Culture

Published: September 2015

The new essay collection by the Nobel Prize-winning Peruvian novelist and social critic.

Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter

Published: July 2015

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The Discreet Hero

Published: April 2015

A novel about love and betrayal, a younger generation that can no longer tell the difference between reality and desire, and the destructive effects of media fantasies.

The Discreet Hero

Published: April 2015

A novel about love and betrayal, a younger generation that can no longer tell the difference between reality and desire, and the destructive effects of media fantasies.

The Dream of the Celt

Published: August 2013

A subtle and enlightening novel about a neglected human rights pioneer by the Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa.

Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter

Published: August 2012

A newly repackaged edition of a classic Vargas Llosa novel.

The Feast of the Goat

Published: August 2012

A vivid exploration of power and violence, The Feast of the Goat is one of Vargas Llosa's most acclaimed novels.

The War of the End of the World

Published: August 2012

A classic Vargas Llosa novel, based on real events in Brazilian history.

The Dream of the Celt

Published: June 2012

In an epic and moving novel spanning three continents, one of the world's greatest writers re-imagines the life of Roger Casement, the most controversial hero of Irish nationalism.

The Dream of the Celt

Published: June 2012

In an epic and moving novel spanning three continents, one of the world's greatest writers re-imagines the life of Roger Casement, the most controversial hero of Irish nationalism.

The Feast of the Goat

Published: September 2010

In The Feast of the Goat Vargas Llosa eloquently explores the effects of power and violence on the lives of both the oppressors and those they victimised.

The Bad Girl

Published: October 2008

A gripping and poignant novel about a mysterious romance from one of Latin America's greatest writers.

Bad Girl

Published: December 2007

A gripping and poignant new novel from one of Latin America's greatest writers.

Bad Girl

Published: November 2007

A gripping and poignant new novel from one of Latin America's greatest writers.

Touchstones

Published: June 2007

A landmark collection from one of the world's leading intellectuals.

Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter

Published: April 2006

Reality merges with fantasy in this hilarious comic novel about the world of radio soap operas and the pitfalls of forbidden passion

The Time of the Hero

Published: July 2005

Acclaimed by critics around the world as one of the outstanding Spanish novels of recent decades.

Making Waves: Essays 1962-93

Published: July 2005

Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter

Published: July 2005

A comic novel on the grand scale written with tremendous confidence and verve.

The Cubs and Other Stories

Published: July 2005

In Praise of the Stepmother

Published: July 2005

The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto

Published: July 2005

A funny, sexy, disquieting and compelling novel that is one of Vargas Llosa's finest works.

Feast of the Goat

Published: July 2005

A Fish in the Water

Published: July 2005

Way to Paradise

Published: July 2005

Vargas Llosa makes stunning art of Paul Gauguin and Flora Tristan's unlikely lives, chronicling their obstinate pursuit of greatness in the face of adventure, illness and death.

Death in the Andes

Published: July 2005

Part-detective novel and part political allegory,a work of broad sweep, powerful narrative drive, and keen insight into Peru, one of Latin America's most fascinating and complex countries.

War of the End of the World

Published: July 2005

One of the great modern historical novels, inspired by a real episode in Brazilian history.

Fish in the Water

Published: July 2005

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