The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2010 is awarded to the Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa “for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt, and defeat”. (from nobelprize.org)
Like I said yesterday, no one really knows who’s going to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. We can all speculate till our e-readers run out of juice, but the committee is always going to throw a changeup that buckles your knees at the last second. “Year of the Poet.” “Kenyans are favored!” “Cormac!” “Roth, finally.” All a bunch-a-hooey and sleight of hand, I say. Although, Vargas Llosa seems so glaringly obvious in hindsight.
God, I’m so stupid! Why didn’t I pick him in the office pool! 25/1 odds!
I mean, congratulations are in order for the esteemed Peruvian novelist. Cheers!