Mario Vargas Llosa Won’t Run for Office Again

By Maryann Yin Comment

Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa does not intend to run for political office again. When he was 54-years-old,  Llosa ran against Alberto Fujimori for Peru’s 1990 presidential election.

While collecting his 10 million Swedish crown ($1.46 million) Nobel Prize for Literature, Llosa addressed the topic. The author (pictured, via Morgana Vargas Llosa) currently serves as a visiting professor at Princeton University.

A Reuters article had this quote from Llosa: “We had practically a civil war … we had hyper-inflation … It was because of those circumstances that I had the necessity of political participation. I certainly won’t repeat this experience.” (Via Book Bench)