Mario Vargas Llosa receives today at 4:30 pm CET the Nobel Prize for Literature 2010.
Cervantes TV just launched this extensive interview with Mario Vargas Llosa, the last performed by the Cervantes Institute before the Peruvian author being awarded the Nobel Prize.
Among many other issues, Mario Vargas Llosa talks about his latest novel. This way, CervantesTV opens the Cervantes Printed Voices series, which will include testimony from several Spanish and Latin American authors.
The publication of this interview is another activity that the Cervantes Institute is conducting prior to the award, which culminate today in Stockholm.
Cervantes TV acaba de publicar esta extensa entrevista con Mario Vargas Llosa, última realizada por el Instituto Cervantes al autor hispanoperuano antes de ser galardonado con el premio Nobel, donde habla, entre otros muchos asuntos, de su última novela.
La de Vargas Llosa inaugura en la televisión del Cervantes la serie Voces impresas, que recogerá testimonios de diversos autores españoles e hispanoamericanos.
La publicación de esta entrevista es otra de las actividades que el Instituto Cervantes está llevando a cabo previamente a la entrega del premio, que culminarán hoy en Estocolmo.
The IMPAC Dublin Literary Award is the largest and most international prize of its kind. It involves libraries from all corners of the globe, and is open to books written in any language.
The Award, an initiative of Dublin City Council, is a partnership between Dublin City Council, the Municipal Government of Dublin City, and IMPAC, a productivity improvement company which operates in over 50 countries. The Award is administered by Dublin City Public Libraries.
The nomination process for the Award is unique as nominations are made by libraries in capital and major cities throughout the world. Participating libraries can nominate up to three novels each year for the Award. Libraries interested in participating should contact the organisers for details.
This year, there are 6 novels written originally in Spanish that have been selected for this Award:
Which one is your favourite?
On the 15th October, Eduardo Mendoza received the Planeta Prize, the literary award with the highest financial pay-out in Spain, and on the 22nd October, the prize-giving ceremony for the Prince of Asturias Awards took place in Oviedo.
The Prince of Asturias Awards are a series of annual prizes awarded in Spain by the Prince of Asturias Foundation to individuals, entities and organizations from around the world who make notable achievements in the sciences, humanities, or public affairs.
In November, we would like to invite our readers to get to know the work of some the Spanish and Latin American authors awarded Prince of Asturias Awards for Literature, whose work is perhaps less well-known in the public domain.
Mario Vargas Llosa: Five essential novels
Wondering where to start with the new Nobel laureate? Here are five highlights
Mario Vargas Llosa wins Nobel prize for literature.
Congratulations Mario and thank you for your novels!
Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa has won the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature.
The awarding committee said Vargas Llosa received the award “for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt and defeat”.
The prize of 10 million Swedish krona (€1.07 million) was the fourth of this year’s Nobel prizes, following awards for medicine on Monday, physics on Tuesday and chemistry yesterday.
Cited by the Swedish Academy for “his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt and defeat”, the 10m SEK (£1m) award crowns a literary career that was launched in 1963 with his novel The Time of the Hero, and includes further books such as Conversation in the Cathedral (1969), Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (1977) and The Feast of the Goat (2000).
Granta’s Best Young Novelists issues have been some of the magazine’s most important – ever since the first ‘Best of Young British Novelists’ in 1983, which featured stories by Salman Rushdie, A. N. Wilson, Adam Mars-Jones and Martin Amis.
There have since been two more Best of Young British Novelists lists, in 1993 and 2003, and lists for American novelists in 1996 and 2007. The titles have become milestones on the literary landscape, predicting talent as much as spotting it.