Mario Vargas Llosa on the Importance of Literature

“Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, one of the world’s leading writers, speaks with Jeffrey Brown about his new book and how he folds history and contemporary politics into his writing.” —via PBS News Hour

Mr. Llosa said in this interview that he views literature as a kind of weapon that can effect change. Many years of experience have made him more cautiously optimistic about that now.

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