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Peruvian-Spanish writer Mario Vargas Llosa joins Académie Française without ever writing in French

origin 1Reception at the French Academy in Paris for Mario Vargas Llosa, Nobel Prize in Literature. ©AFP

Peruvian-Spanish writer and Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa continues to make history in the world of literature. Llosa became the first person to join the Académie Française without ever having written in French.

At a ceremony with “illustrious guests”, Vargas Llosa praised Moliere’s language and pointed out the paradox that it was France that helped him feel like a Latin American writer.

In his speech, the author of ‘The city and the dogs’ or ‘The beards of the goat’ also railed against Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

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