Mario Vargas Llosa has won the Nobel Prize for Literature. In the LRB archive you can read Michael Wood on The Feast of the Goat, Lorna Scott Fox on The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto, Philip Horne on The Perpetual Orgy, Captain Pantoja and the Special Service, The War of the End of the World and Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, John Sturrock on The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta, and Ronan Bennett on Vargas Llosa's political ambitions (and the Shining Path).