Permanent secretary of the Nobel committee, Peter Englund
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Nobel winner, Mario Vargas Llosa, 'outstanding author'

Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa has been awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature.

The 74-year-old has written more than 30 novels, plays and essays. He is the first South American winner of the prize since 1982 when it went to Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Permanent secretary of the Nobel committee, Peter Englund said he was "one of the great authors in the Spanish speaking world".

  • 07 Oct 2010
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