November 04, 2016

Nobel laureate arrives in Manila to receive honors

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  • In a report published by manila.cervantes.es, Mario Vargas Llosa, the recipient of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature will visit the Philippines for a conferment of academic distinctions and a lecture on November 7-8, 2016 at University of Santo Tomas (UST) and De La Salle University (DLSU).

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    Photo by U. Montan grabbed from nobelprize.org

    The Peruvian-Spanish Nobel laureate, according to Philippine Daily Inquirer, already arrived in Manila last Wednesday (November 2, 2016) and was welcomed by Spain’s Ambassador to the Philippines Luis A. Calvo and Instituto Cervantes Director Dr. Carlos Madrid.

    He visited the Instituto Cervantes de Manila in Makati City for a press conference. Vargas Llosa was actually invited by the Instituto, the cultural arm of the Embassy of Spain, to pay a visit and give the Filipinos of 21st century a chance to re-encounter the universal writer whose literature and vital trajectory reflect a firm commitment to reality.

    On November 7, 2016, Vargas Llosa will receive Honorary Professorship from UST. The next day, he will be conferred Doctor Honoris Causa by DLSU.

    He received his Nobel Prize medal and diploma “for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt, and defeat” during the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony at the Concert Hall in Stockholm, Sweden, on 10 December 2010.

     

    Source: manila.cervantes.es, Philippine Daily Inquirer, nobelprize.org

               
               
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