Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa, the Peruvian author, has been awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature. The 74-year-old has written more than 30 novels, plays and essays, and is the first South American winner since 1982 when Colombia’s Gabriel Garcia Marquez triumphed. The Nobel Academy’s Peter Englund said Vargas Llosa was “a divinely gifted story-teller.”

In many ways, this is actually a mainstream selection from the Nobel Academy following the announcement of Herta Muller’s victory last year. Vargas Llosa’s books are widely read around the world. His work is collectible but not particularly high priced.

The most expensive Vargas Llosa book to have sold on AbeBooks for £470 was a true first edition of Los Jefes (The Cubs and Other Stories), which was his first published book from 1959.

Vargas Llosa, who has been heavily involved in politics during his career, became a Spanish national in 1993. His books have been translated into many languages.

His first major success was the novel, The Time of The Hero, which came from his experiences at a military academy in Peru. It was a very controversial book in his homeland and copies were burnt by officers from Vargas Llosa’s academy. Conversation In The Cathedral, The War of the End of the World, The Feast of the Goat, The Green House and Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, which became a movie starring Keanu Reeves and Peter Falk, are among his best known works.

True first editions of The Time of the Hero (La Ciudad y Los Perros) published in 1966 are also desirable. AbeBooks has sold copies for close to £500.

Selection of Mario Vargas Llosa's Fiction

Conversation in the Cathedral by Mario Vargas Llosa

Conversation in the Cathedral
Mario Vargas Llosa

The War of the End of the World by Mario Vargas Llosa

The War of the End of the World
Mario Vargas Llosa

The Green House by Mario Vargas Llosa

The Green House
Mario Vargas Llosa

Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa

Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
Mario Vargas Llosa

The Time of the Hero by Mario Vargas Llosa

The Time of the Hero
Mario Vargas Llosa

Who Killed Palomino Molero? by Mario Vargas Llosa

Who Killed Palomino Molero?
Mario Vargas Llosa

The Storyteller by Mario Vargas Llosa

The Storyteller
Mario Vargas Llosa

The City and the Dogs by Mario Vargas Llosa

The City and the Dogs
Mario Vargas Llosa

In Praise of the Stepmother by Mario Vargas Llosa

In Praise of the Stepmother
Mario Vargas Llosa

The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa

The Feast of the Goat
Mario Vargas Llosa

The Bad Girl by Mario Vargas Llosa

The Bad Girl
Mario Vargas Llosa

The Way to Paradise by Mario Vargas Llosa

The Way to Paradise
Mario Vargas Llosa

The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto by Mario Vargas Llosa

The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto
Mario Vargas Llosa

Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa

Death in the Andes
Mario Vargas Llosa

Selection of Mario Vargas Llosa's Non-Fiction

The Perpetual Orgy by Mario Vargas Llosa

The Perpetual Orgy
Mario Vargas Llosa

A Fish in the Water: A Memoir by Mario Vargas Llosa

A Fish in the Water: A Memoir
Mario Vargas Llosa

Letters to a Young Novelist by Mario Vargas Llosa

Letters to a Young Novelist
Mario Vargas Llosa

The Language of Passion by Mario Vargas Llosa

The Language of Passion
Mario Vargas Llosa

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