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Mario Vargas Llosa


Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa is Peru's foremost author and the winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature. In 1994 he was awarded the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's most distinguished literary honor, and in 1995 he won the Jerusalem Prize. His many distinguished works include THE STORYTELLER, THE FEAST OF THE GOAT, AUNT JULIA AND THE SCRIPTWRITER, DEATH IN THE ANDES, IN PRASIE OF THE STEPMOTHER, THE BAD GIRL, CONVERSATION IN THE CATHEDRAL, THE WAY TO PARADISE and THE WAR OF THE END OF THE WORLD. He lives in London.

Mario Vargas Llosa

Books by Mario Vargas Llosa

written by Mario Vargas Llosa, translated by Adrian Nathan West - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Guatemala, 1954. The military coup perpetrated by Carlos Castillo Armas and supported by the CIA topples the democratic government of Jacobo Árbenz. Behind this violent act is a lie that will have drastic consequences for the entire region: the accusation by the Eisenhower administration, determined to protect American commercial interests in Central America, that Árbenz encouraged the spread of Soviet Communism in the Americas. HARSH TIMES is a story of international conspiracies and conflicting interests in the time of the Cold War, echoes of which still reverberate today.

written by Mario Vargas Llosa, translated by Edith Grossman - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

One day, Enrique, a high-profile businessman, receives a visit from Rolando Garro, the editor of a notorious magazine that specializes in salacious exposés. Garro presents Enrique with lewd pictures from an old business trip and demands that he invest in the magazine. Enrique refuses, and the next day the pictures are on the front page. Meanwhile, Enrique’s wife is in the midst of a passionate and secret affair with the wife of Enrique’s lawyer and best friend. When Garro shows up murdered, the two couples are thrown into a whirlwind of navigating Peru’s unspoken laws and customs, while the staff of the magazine embarks on their greatest exposé yet.

written by Mario Vargas Llosa, translated by Edith Grossman - Fiction

Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa’s latest novel, THE DISCREET HERO, follows two fascinating characters whose lives are destined to intersect: neat, endearing Felícito Yanaqué, a small businessman in Piura, Peru, who finds himself the victim of blackmail; and Ismael Carrera, a successful owner of an insurance company in Lima, who cooks up a plan to avenge himself against the two lazy sons who want him dead.