Mario Vargas Llosa
- Category : 1936-births
- Type : PSP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 1
Peruvian writer, politician, journalist and essayist, he was awarded numerous literary prizes, culminating in the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2010.
Vargas Llosa is one of Latin America's most significant novelists and essayists. He is a prolific writer, a master of dialogue and shifting perspective, whose novels and stories include comedies and tragedies, historical novels, murder mysteries, and political thrillers.
Several of Vargas Llosa's novels have been adapted as motion pictures, mostly in Spanish.
In 1990 Vargas Llosa lost his bid for the presidency.
He was a close acquaintance of fellow Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, but after a famous brawl in 1976 both writers made it clear for decades that they were not on speaking terms.