Mario Vargas Liosa has written more than 30 novels, plays and essays. He won the Cervantes Prize in 1995. The Cervantes Prize is the Spanish-speaking world's most distinguished literary honor. The Time of the Hero, 1960 The City and the Dogs, 1963/66 The Green House, 1965/68 Conversation in the Cathedral, 1969/1975 captain Pantoja and the Special Service, 1973/1978 The Scriptwriter, 1977/1982
He was born Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Liosa on March 28, 1936. He is a Peruvian-Spanish writer, politician, journalist, essayist. He is one of the leading authors of his generation; one of Latin America's most significant novelists and essayists.
Mario Vargas Llosa is the 2010 winner of the Nobel Literature Prize. Vargas Llosa is from Peru and is the first South American winner of the prestigious 10 million kronor ($1.5 million) Nobel Prize in literature since it was awarded to Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez in 1982.