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 has led to much controversy on 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 PrudhommeFrench
1902Theodore MommsenGerman
1903Bjornsterne BjornsonNorwegian
1904Frederic MistralFrench
1904Jose EchegaraySpanish
1905Henryk SienkiewiczPolish
1906Giosue CarducciItalian
1907Rudyard KiplingBritish
1908Rudolf C. EuckenGerman
1909Selma LagerlöfSwedish
1910Paul J. L. HeyseGerman
1911Maurice MaeterlinckBelgium
1912Gerhart HauptmannGerman
1913Rabindranath TagoreIndia
1914NO PRIZE AWARDED
1915Romain RollandFrench
1916Verner von HeidenstamSwedish
1917Karl A. GjellerupDanish
1917Henrik PontoppidanDanish
1918NO PRIZE AWARDED
1919Carl F. G. SpittelerSwiss
1920Knut HamsunNorwegian
1921Anatole FranceFrench
1922Jacinto BenaventeSpanish
1923William Butler YeatsIrish
1924Wladyslaw S. ReymontPolish
1925George Bernard ShawIrish – British
1926Grazia DeleddaItalian
1927Henri BergsonFrench
1928Sigrid UndsetNorwegian
1929Thomas MannGerman
1930Sinclair LewisUS American
1931Erik A. KarlfeldtSwedish
1932John GalsworthyBritish
1933Ivan A. BuninSoviet
1934Luigi PirandelloItalian
1935NO PRIZE AWARDED
1936Eugene O’NeillUS American
1937Roger Martin du GardFrench
1938Parl S. BuckUS American
1939Frans E. SillanpääFinnish
1940NO PRIZE AWARDED
1941NO PRIZE AWARDED
1942NO PRIZE AWARDED
1943NO PRIZE AWARDED
1944Johannes V. JensenDanish
1945Gabriela MistralChilean
1946Hermann HesseGerman – Swiss
1947André GideFrench
1948T. S. EliotBritish
1949William FaulknerUS American
1950Bertrand RussellBritish
1951Pär F. LagerkvistSwedish
1952Francois MauriacFrench
1953Sir Winston ChurchillBritish
1954Ernest HemingwayUS American
1955Halldor K. LaxnessIcelandic
1956Juan Ramón JiménezSpanish
1957Albert CamusFrench
1958Boris L. Pasternak (declined)Soviet
1959Salvatore QuasimodoItalian
1960Saint-John PerseFrench
1961Ivo AndricYugoslavian
1962John SteinbeckUS American
1963Giorgos SeferisGreek
1964Jean Paul Sartre (declined)French
1965Mikhail SholokhovSoviet
1966Samuel Joseph AgnonIsraeli
1966Nelly SachsSwedish
1967Miguel Angel AsturiasGuatemalan
1968Yasunari KawabataJapanese
1969Samuel BeckettIrish
1970Aleksandr I. SolzhenitsynSoviet
1971Pablo NerudaChilean
1972Heinrich BöllGerman
1973Patrick WhiteAustralia
1974Eyvind JohnsonSwedish
1974Harry Edmund MartinsonSwedish
1975Eugenio MontaleItalian
1976Saul BellowUS American
1977Vicente AleixandreSpanish
1978Isaac Bashevis SingerUS American
1979Odysseus ElytisGreek
1980Czeslaw MiloszPolish – US American
1981Elias CanettiBulgarian – British
1982Gabriel Garcia MarquezColumbia – Mexico
1983William GoldingBritish
1984Jaroslav SiefertCzechoslovakian
1985Claude SimonFrench
1986Wole SoyinkaNigerian
1987Joseph BrodskySoviet – US American
1988Naguib MahfouzEgyptian
1989Camilo José CelaSpanish
1990Octavio PazMexican
1991Nadine GordimerSouth Africann
1992Derek WalcottWest Indian
1993Toni MorrisonUS American
1994Kenzaburo OeJapanese
1995Seamus HeaneyIrish
1996Wislawa SzymborskaPolish
1997Dario FoItalian
1998José SaramagoPortugal
1999Günter GrassGerman
2000Gao XingjianFrench
2001Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad NaipaulBritish
2002Imre KertészHungarian
2003John M. CoetzeeSouth African
2004Elfriede JelinekAustrian
2005Harold PinterBritish
2006Orhan PamukTurkish
2007Doris LessingBritish
2008Jean-Marie Gustave Le ClézioFrench
2009Herta MüllerGerman
2010Mario Vargas LlosaPeruvian
2011Tomas TranströmerSwedish
2012Mo YanChinese
2013Alice MunroCanadian
2014Patrick ModianoFrance
2015Svetlana AlexievichBelarusian
2016Bob Dylan (Singer, Songwriter, Musician)US American

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