The man who may be the world's best living writer won the Nobel Prize for
literature yesterday. That is a surprise, since the primary distinction
of most literature laureates is either their country of origin or their
Mario Vargas Llosa won,
the Nobel citation says, "for his cartography of structures of power
and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt and
(Although an argument for Cormac McCarthy being the world's best living writer could be also made).