Mario Vargas Llosa Will Donate His Library to Peru

In a gesture of love for his Peruvian homeland, Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa said last Wednesday during a press conference on his 76th birthday, that he will donate his personal library to his hometown of Arequipa Peru. The author of novels including Conversation in the Cathedral and The Time of the Hero stated that his collection of 30,000 books (trying to imagine his library right now) will be a variety of books spanning from his collection of history, literature, and politics. Vargas Llosa says he will gradually begin donating the books beginning with his birthday next year.

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