Nobel prize literature winners

Nobel Prize Literature Winners

Nobel Prize Literature Winners Since 1901 – All Time List

The Nobel Prize in Literature started awarding authors yearly in 1901 for “idealistic” or “ideal” works, which led to controversy about exactly what this means. Of late, it has been interpreted to favor authors promoting human rights. The Nobel prize literature winners award was established by Swedish dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel. The Nobel prize literature winners prize includes a gold medal, a diploma, money and international recognition. The Nobel prizes are presented annually on 10th December (the anniversary of Nobel’s death) in the Stockholm town hall, Sweden. Four other Nobel Prizes are also awarded for outstanding contributions in physics, chemistry, medicine/physiology and peace.

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YearNobel Prize LaureatesNationality
1901Rene F. A. Sully Prudhomme.French
1902Theodore Mommsen.German
1903Bjornsterne Bjornson.Norwegian
1904Frederic Mistral.French
1904Jose Echegaray.Spanish
1905Henryk Sienkiewicz.Polish
1906Giosue Carducci.Italian
1907Rudyard Kipling.British
1908Rudolf C. Eucken.German
1909Selma Lagerlöf.Swedish
1910Paul J. L. Heyse.German
1911Maurice Maeterlinck.Belgium
1912Gerhart Hauptmann.German
1913Rabindranath Tagore.India
1914NO PRIZE AWARDED.
1915Romain Rolland.French
1916Verner von Heidenstam.Swedish
1917Karl A. Gjellerup.Danish
1917Henrik Pontoppidan.Danish
1918NO PRIZE AWARDED.
1919Carl F. G. Spitteler.Swiss
1920Knut Hamsun.Norwegian
1921Anatole France.French
1922Jacinto Benavente.Spanish
1923William Butler Yeats.Irish
1924Wladyslaw S. Reymont.Polish
1925George Bernard Shaw.Irish – British
1926Grazia Deledda.Italian
1927Henri Bergson.French
1928Sigrid Undset.Norwegian
1929Thomas Mann.German
1930Sinclair Lewis.US American
1931Erik A. Karlfeldt.Swedish
1932John Galsworthy.British
1933Ivan A. Bunin.Soviet
1934Luigi Pirandello.Italian
1935NO PRIZE AWARDED
1936Eugene O’Neill.US American
1937Roger Martin du Gard.French
1938Parl S. Buck.US American
1939Frans E. Sillanpää.Finnish
1940NO PRIZE AWARDED.
1941NO PRIZE AWARDED.
1942NO PRIZE AWARDED.
1943NO PRIZE AWARDED.
1944Johannes V. Jensen.Danish
1945Gabriela Mistral.Chilean
1946Hermann Hesse.German – Swiss
1947André Gide.French
1948T. S. Eliot.British
1949William Faulkner.US American
1950Bertrand Russell.British
1951Pär F. Lagerkvist.Swedish
1952Francois Mauriac.French
1953Sir Winston Churchill.British
1954Ernest Hemingway.US American
1955Halldor K. Laxness.Icelandic
1956Juan Ramón Jiménez.Spanish
1957Albert Camus.French
1958Boris L. Pasternak (declined).Soviet
1959Salvatore Quasimodo.Italian
1960Saint-John Perse.French
1961Ivo Andric.Yugoslavian
1962John Steinbeck.US American
1963Giorgos Seferis.Greek
1964Jean Paul Sartre (declined).French
1965Mikhail Sholokhov.Soviet
1966Samuel Joseph Agnon.Israeli
1966Nelly Sachs.Swedish
1967Miguel Angel Asturias.Guatemalan
1968Yasunari Kawabata.Japanese
1969Samuel Beckett.Irish
1970Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn.Soviet
1971Pablo Neruda.Chilean
1972Heinrich Böll.German
1973Patrick White.Australia
1974Eyvind Johnson.Swedish
1974Harry Edmund Martinson.Swedish
1975Eugenio Montale.Italian
1976Saul Bellow.US American
1977Vicente Aleixandre.Spanish
1978Isaac Bashevis Singer.US American
1979Odysseus Elytis.Greek
1980Czeslaw Milosz.Polish – US American
1981Elias Canetti.Bulgarian – British
1982Gabriel Garcia Marquez.Columbia – Mexico
1983William Golding.British
1984Jaroslav Siefert.Czechoslovakian
1985Claude Simon.French
1986Wole Soyinka.Nigerian
1987Joseph Brodsky.Soviet – US American
1988Naguib Mahfouz.Egyptian
1989Camilo José Cela.Spanish
1990Octavio Paz.Mexican
1991Nadine Gordimer.South Africann
1992Derek Walcott.West Indian
1993Toni Morrison.US American
1994Kenzaburo Oe.Japanese
1995Seamus Heaney.Irish
1996Wislawa Szymborska.Polish
1997Dario Fo.Italian
1998José Saramago.Portugal
1999Günter Grass.German
2000Gao Xingjian.French
2001Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul.British
2002Imre Kertész.Hungarian
2003John M. Coetzee.South African
2004Elfriede Jelinek.Austrian
2005Harold Pinter.British
2006Orhan Pamuk.Turkish
2007Doris Lessing.British
2008Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio.French
2009Herta Müller.German
2010Mario Vargas Llosa.Peruvian
2011Tomas Tranströmer.Swedish
2012Mo Yan.Chinese
2013Alice Munro.Canadian
2014Patrick Modiano.France
2015Svetlana Alexievich.Belarusian
2016Bob Dylan (Singer, Songwriter, Musician).US American
2017Sir Kazuo Ishiguro.British
2018NO PRIZE AWARDED.
2019Nobel prize literature winners TBA in October

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