After being longlisted twice for the award, British author Howard Jacobson finally wins the Man Booker Prize for Fiction for his witty novel, The Finkler Question. Jenny Jacobson/Bloomsbury USA hide caption

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Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, seen here in April 2010, has won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Vargas Llosa was awarded the prize in part, the committee said, for offering a "cartography of structures of power." Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images Europe hide caption

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