Nobel Prize-winning author Vargas Llosa to visit China

09:05, June 12, 2011      

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Peruvian writer and 2010 Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa will arrive in China on Sunday to start a nine-day visit to Shanghai and Beijing.

During his visit, the 75-year-old Llosa will discuss literature with renowned Chinese writers such as Wang Meng, Mo Yan and Tie Ning, according to an employee of the Shanghai-based online book vendor 99Read.

Llosa's visit is jointly organized by 99Read, Beijing-based Institute of Cervantes, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), the Shanghai International Studies University and Renmin University of China.

Llosa is a major representative of Latin-American literature, having written more than 30 novels, plays and essays, including "The Green House" and "Conversation in the Cathedral."

He won the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature for his "cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt and defeat," according to a press release issued after Llosa received the award.

Llosa will deliver a speech titled "A Writer's Testimony" at the Shanghai International Studies University on June 14, where he will also attend a recital of his works. He will go to Beijing on June 16, where he will accept an "honorary researcher" title from the CASS.

Source: Xinhua
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