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Nobel Prize Winners

Nobel Prize for Literature

On November 27, 1895 Alfred Nobel gave the largest share of his fortune to establish the Nobel Prizes. As described in his will, one part was dedicated to "the person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction."

 

The 2020 Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded to Louise Glück, cited by the Swedish Academy in Stockholm "for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal." Glück, who was the U.S. poet laureate 2003-2004, is the author of more than a dozen books of poems and a collection of essays. She won the National Book Award for Virtuous Night (2014), the Pulitzer Prize for The Wild Iris (1992), the National Book Critics Circle Award for The Triumph of Achilles (1985) and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poems: 1962-2012.

The 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Peter Handke. Renowned Austrian author Peter Handke's award-winning writing crosses many genres, from novels and essays to plays and screenplays. Known for his sharp eye and commanding prose, Handke is the author of A Sorrow Beyond Dreams, Crossing the Sierra de Gredos, and Don Juan, among other acclaimed works.

The 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Olga Tokarczuk. One of Poland's most celebrated authors, Olga Tokarczuk received the 2018 Man Booker International Prize for her highly acclaimed novel Flights.

The 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro..The British author takes the award for his "novels of great emotional force." Ishiguro was praised by the Swedish Academy for novels which “uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world” and were driven by a “great emotional force."

The 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Bob Dylan.

 

American Originality: Essays on Poetry Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374537463
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 3rd, 2018

A Sorrow Beyond Dreams: A Life Story (FSG Classics) Cover Image
By Peter Handke, Ralph Manheim (Translated by), Jeffrey Eugenides (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780374533649
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 30th, 2012

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead: A Novel Cover Image
By Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780525541332
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 13th, 2019

The Remains of the Day (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679731726
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 1990

Never Let Me Go (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400078776
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Published: Vintage - March 14th, 2006

A Pale View of Hills (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679722670
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 1990

When We Were Orphans: A Novel (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375724404
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Published: Vintage - October 30th, 2001

An Artist of the Floating World (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679722663
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Published: Vintage - September 19th, 1989