Mr. Vargas Llosa has visited the Poetry Center many times over the years. In a 2007 appearance, he read from his latest novel, The Bad Girl, and took questions from the audience. In today's featured excerpt, he discusses the impact of living abroad on his career as a writer, as well as his early reactions, while he was still abroad, to the political upheaval which was taking place in Latin America in the 1950s and 60s.
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