By Susan Harris
It's Mario Vargas Llosa. The announcement isn't on the Nobel site site yet, but the Swedish Academy commended the author "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt and defeat." He's the first South American writer since Gabriel Garcia Marquez in 1982. Congratulations to Vargas Llosa, and hats off to his translators Edith Grossman, Helen Lane, and Gregory Rabassa.
Ladbrokes had him at 25/1 last night. So much for the wisdom of crowds.
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