Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa, one of the most acclaimed writers in the Spanish-speaking world, won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday. The Swedish Academy said it honoured the 74-year-old author "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt and defeat." Vargas Llosa has written more than 30 novels, plays and essays,including Conversation in the Cathedral and The Green House. Vargas Llosa is the first South American winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature since it was awarded to Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez in 1982.Categories: Awards
Join on Thursday October 7 at 8:00 in Prairie Ink Restaurant, McNally Robinson Booksellers Winnipeg. She will be launching Out of Grief, Singing: A Memoir of Motherhood and Loss.
The Scotiabank Giller Prize is awarded to a Canadian author of a novel or short story fiction collection.
The prize was established as the Giller Prize in 1994 by Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch in honour of his late wife Doris Giller, a former literary editor at the Toronto Star, and is awarded in November of each year along with a cash reward of $50,000, with $40,000 presented to the winning author and $2,500 each for the other four shortlisted nominees.
The 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlist.
for his novel THE MATTER WITH MORRIS Phyllis Bruce Books/HarperCollins
for his short story collection LIGHT LIFTING, Biblioasis
for her short story collection THIS CAKE IS FOR THE PARTY, Thomas Allen Publishers
for her novel THE SENTIMENTALISTS, Gaspereau Press
for her novel ANNABEL, House of Anansi Press
The next meeting of the Breakfast Television McNally Robinson Book club is Monday October 4th at 7:15 am. This segment will announce the October book club title. For more information on the Breakfast Television McNally Robinson Book Club, please click here.Categories: Book Clubs, Winnipeg
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