the Nobel Prize in literature 2010, the Spanish-Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa was awarded in Paris the great literary prize of Château La Tour Carnet organised by the wine-grower and philanthropist Bernard Magrez, and endowed with € 20,000. The author of The Feast the goat succeeds in the palmares to Milan Kundera and Michel Houellebecq. Meeting with his winner.

LE FIGARO. – How did you react to the announcement of the prize?

Mario Vargas Llosa. – at first, I was surprised and happy to learn. And then, it gives me a new excuse to visit Paris, a city always dear to my heart. Moreover, joining the ranks my friend Milan Kundera, I read a lot and that I still admire, is a great honor for me.

“For my part, I don’t drink that wine red, never any other form of alcohol, and exclusively in the evening. Otherwise, it is impossible to write…”

literature and wine, this is an old and long story, isn’t it? Since Rabelais and the picaresque novel Lazarillo de Tormes…

And a very nice story. But don’t forget the Peruvian Garcilaso de la Vega. For my part, I don’t drink that wine red, never any other form of alcohol, and …

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