Mario Vargas Llosa is a Peruvian writer, politician and winner of the Nobel Prize. He is a firm believer of Write What You Know and tends to do the research of the subject he’s writing about.

His critics still debate whether he is a modernist or postmodernist. Better not to get caught in the middle.

Some of his books have been adapted to the big screen, Your Mileage May Vary regarding their quality.

He started being a leftist person, and even supported Castro’s government, before he became disillusioned with his dictatorship. Since then, he has allied with more centre-right politics. He competed for the presidency of his country in the early ‘90s, but was defeated by the Ensemble Darkhorse Alberto Fujimori [1].

He’s also the guy who said that Mexico “is the perfect dictatorship.” Of course, that was back then in 1990. He also got in a fight with his once-friend Gabriel Garcia Marquez for some reason and they haven’t spoken to each other since then.

His bibliography includes:

Tropes about him and his work:


  1. And if you know something about him, maybe you could see it as a Funny Aneurysm Moment
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