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26 July 2017 16:45 (South Africa)

Mario Vargas Llosa wins Nobel literature prize

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa was named as the 2010 Nobel literature laureate on Thursday afternoon. Ladbrokes had given him odds of 25/1 of winning the prize, so punters that backed him will certainly be able to afford a celebratory drink or three. Vargas Llosa is probably best known for his 1977 novel, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, but has written several other novels, as well as non-fiction and drama. He is also known for his journalism and essays, as well as his political ambitions. In 1991, Granta magazine published a personal account of his 1990 Peruvian presidential campaign called, appropriately enough, Vargas Llosa for President. Read more: Huffington Post

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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