Mario Vargas Llosa and Paul Holdengräber: A Life In Letters | 5-14-2018

LIVE from the NYPL | Recorded live at the New York Public Library, Celeste Bartos Forum, May 14, 2018.

Legend has it that Mario Vargas Llosa was notified of winning the Nobel Prize while working in the Rose Main Reading Room of the New York Public Library. Vargas Llosa has worked on at least two of his novels here—The Storyteller and The Dream of the Celt—and while teaching at Princeton he spent afternoons off here reading. This year, in celebration of his new novel, The Neighborhood, the titan of contemporary Western literature travels from the stacks to the stage to discuss his life in letters.