Noted author Mario Vargas Llosa will receive the 2011 Saint Louis Literary Award from the Saint Louis University Library Associates at a special event from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in the Anheuser-Busch Auditorium at SLU's John Cook School of Business, 3674 Lindell Blvd.
|Mario Vargas Llosa|
A book signing with the author begins at 4:30 p.m., followed by the presentation of the award and a conversation with Vargas Llosa led by Olga Arbeláez, Ph.D., professor of Spanish in the University's department of modern and classical languages.
The event, is free and open to the public, however reservations are requested. To RSVP, visit email@example.com.
Vargas Llosa, awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature, was born in Peru and was selected for the Literary Award based on his extensive body of work primarily about Peruvian life.
A special reception and dinner with Mario Vargas Llosa will be held at the Coronado Ballroom beginning with cocktails at 7 p.m. followed by dinner at 8 p.m. The Coronado is located at 3701 Lindell Blvd. (across from Cook Hall).
Tickets for the reception and dinner are $100 and reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation, call (314) 977-3100.
About Mario Vargas Llosa: A prolific author, Vargas Llosa covers many genres from comedy to murder mystery to literary criticism. Considered one of the most influential Latin American novelists of his time, he also is an acclaimed essayist and journalist.
About the Saint Louis University Library Associates: Founded in 1964, the Saint Louis University Library Associates enhances the visibility of Saint Louis University Libraries in order to promote the development of their collections and services.
About the Saint Louis Literary Award: Now celebrating its 44th year, the prestigious Saint Louis Literary Award was first presented in 1967 as the Wilma and Roswell Messing, Jr. Literary Award. In the decades since, literary giants from around the world have traveled to St. Louis to receive the award. The honor, known today simply as the Saint Louis Literary Award, is presented annually by the Saint Louis University Library Associates and a group of patrons. Additional information on the award and previous recipients is available on their website.