Mario Vargas Llosa surprised and delighted by Nobel Prize win

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Mario Vargas Llosa greeted his Nobel prize for literature with astonishment and delight having long considered himself “too liberal” for the Swedish academy.

The 74-year-old Peruvian-born author thought it was a joke when he received a pre-dawn phone call in New York, where he is teaching a semester at Princeton University, with news that he had beaten hotly tipped writers from the US, Africa and Europe.

For more, read the Guardian.

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