The recently announced Nobel Laureate's latest novel El Sueño del Celta (The Dream of the Celt) is out next month. It is based on the life of Roger Casement, who once visited Vargas Llosa's native Péru to investigate conditions in the rubber industry.
Vargas Llosa is truly one of the greats. His 2000 novel La Fiesta del Chivo about the late Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo is simply superb. I really look forward to reading his latest offering.
In this interview Vargas Llosa talks to historian Angus Mitchell about his interest in Casement