By Catie Talarski
Lots of excitement today with the news that Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Diane and I had already planned to head to the center of Lima to meet with some government officials – but after hearing the news we decided to get there early and gather reactions from folks around the Plaza de Armas. Peruvian poet Antonio Cisneros was in town celebrating his nomination for the Garcia Lorca Prize, and we were able to snag him for a short interview on fellow writer Llosa.
Right now the sun has shown its face (a rarity in this city) and the sounds of men hammering from a nearby construction site fill our hotel room as Diane works on a news spot that will air tonight on All Things Considered. Stay tuned.