The Saint Louis University Library Associates have selected noted author Mario Vargas Llosa as the 2011 recipient of the Saint Louis Literary Award.
|Mario Vargas Llosa|
Llosa, who was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature, was born in Peru and was selected for his extensive body of work primarily about Peruvian life.
Llosa will receive the award at a special University event in November.
About Mario Vargas Llosa: A prolific author, 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 is also an acclaimed essayist and journalist.
About the Saint Louis Library Associates: Founded in 1964, the Saint Louis 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 as the Wilma and Roswell Messing, Jr., Award in 1967. 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.