For the third consecutive year, a University of Nebraska Press author has won the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, a contributor to "The Global Game: Writers on Soccer" (University of Nebraska Press, 2008), has been named the winner of this year's Nobel Prize in Literature. He contributed the essay "The Empty Pleasure" to "The Global Game."
In the essay, Vargas Llosa examines soccer's immense popularity. He wonders if the popularity is because of the extremely civilized, egalitarian nature of the sport; or for simply the intensity of the game and the camaraderie brought about by watching the game alongside other fans.
The other recent Nobel Prize winners published by NU Press are: 2009 Nobel Laureate Herta Mueller, "Nadirs" (1999); and 2008 winner J.M.G. Le Clezio, "The Round and Other Cold Hard Facts" (2002).
NU Press will release "Mondo and Other Stories," a short story collection by Le Clezio, in May.
More details at: http://go.unl.edu/vmd