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nobel prizeNobel Prize for Literature
The Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded by the Swedish Academy since 1901 to a person who has made the greatest contribution to the field of literature, as determined by the Nobel Committee. Nominations for the prize are made by members of the Academy, members of similar academies and societies, professors of literature and language, former Nobel laureates, and presidents of author organizations.

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2016  Bob Dylan - United States (announced October 13, 2016)bob

2015  Svetlana Alexievich - Belarus

2014  Patrick Modiano - France

2013  Alice Munro - Canada

2012  Mo Yan - China

2011  Tomas Transtromer - Sweden  

2010  Mario Vargas Llosa - Peru

 

2009  Herta Müller - Germany
2008  Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio - France
2007  Doris Lessing - United Kingdom
2006   Orhan Pamuk - Turkey
2005  Harold Pinter - United Kingdom
2004  Elfriede Jelinek - Austria
2003  J.M. Coetzee - South Africa
2002  Imre Kertesz - Hungary
2001  V.S. Naipaul - Great Britain
2000  Gao Xingjian - China

1999  Günter Grass - Germany
1998  José Saramago - Portugal
1997  Dario Fo - Italy
1996  Wislawa Szymborska - Poland
1995  Seamus Heaney - Ireland
1994  Kenzaburo Oe - Japan
1993  Toni Morrison - U.S.
1992  Derek Walcott - St. Lucia
1991  Nadine Gordimer - South Africa
1990  Octavio Paz - Mexico

1989  Dr. Camilo José Cela - Spain
1988  Naguib Mahfouz - Egypt
1987  Joseph Brodsky - U.S.
1986  Wole Soyinka - Nigeria
1985  Claude Simon - France
1984  Jaroslav Seifert - Czechoslovakia
1983  William Golding - United Kingdom
1982   Gabriel García Márquez - Colombia
1981 Elias Canetti - United Kingdom
1980 Czeslaw Milosz - Poland/U.S.

1979  Odysseus Elytis - Greece
1978  Isaac Bashevis Singer - U.S..
1977  Vincente Aleixandre - Spain
1976  Saul Bellow - U.S.
1975  Eugenio Montale - Italy
1974  Eyvind Johnson & Harry Martinson - Sweden
1973  Patrick White - Australia
1972  Heinrich Böll - Germany
1971  Pablo Neruda - Chile
1970  Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn - U.S.S.R.

1969  Samuel Beckett - Ireland
1968  Yasunari Kawabata - Japan
1967  Miguel A. Asturias - Guatemala
1966  Schmel Y. Agnon (Israel) & Nelly Sachs (Germany)
1965  Michail Sholokhov -U.S.S.R.
1964  Jean-Paul Sartre - France (declined)
1963  Giorgos Seferis -Greece
1962  John Steinbeck - U.S.
1961  Ivo Andric - Yugoslavia
1960  Saint-John Perse - France

1959  Salvatore Quasimodo - Italy
1958  Boris Pasternak - U.S.S.R.
1957  Albert Camus - France
1956  J.R. Jiménez  - Spain
1955  Halldór Kiljan Laxness - Iceland
1954  Ernest Hemingway - U.S.
1953  Winston Churchill - United Kingdom
1952  François Mauriac - France
1951   Pär Lagerkvist - Sweden
1950 Bertrand Russell - United Kingdom

1949  William Faulkner - U.S.
1948  T.S. Eliot - United Kingdom
1947  André Gide - France
1946  Hermann Hesse - Switzerland
1945  Gabriela Mistral - Chile
1944  Johannes V. Jensen - Denmark
1943    no award
1942    no award
1941    no award
1940    no award

1939  F.E. Sillanpää - Finland
1938  Pearl S. Buck - U.S.
1937  Roger Martin du Gard - France
1936  Eugene O'Neill - U.S.
1935    no award
1934  Luigi Pirandello - Italy
1933  Ivan Bunin - U.S.S.R
1932  John Galsworthy - United Kingdom
1931  Erik Axel Karlfeldt - Italy
1930  Sinclair Lewis - U.S.

1929  Thomas Mann - Germany
1928  Singrid Undset - Norway
1927  Henri Bergson - France
1926  Grazia Deledda - Italy
1925  George Bernard Shaw - United Kingdom
1924  Wladyslaw Reymont - Poland
1923  William Butler Yeats - Ireland
1922  Jacinto Benavente - Spain
1921  Anatole France - France
1920  Knut Hamsun - Norway

1919  Carl Spitteler - Switzerland
1918    no award
1917  Karl Gjellerup (Italy) & Henrik Pontoppidan (Denmark)
1916  Verner von Heidenstam - Sweden
1915  Romain Rolland - France
1914    no award
1913  Rabindranath Tagore - India
1912  Gerhart Hauptmann - Germany
1911   Maurice Maeterlinck - Belgium
1910 Paul von Heyse - Germany

1909  Selma Lagerlöf - Sweden
1908  Rudolf Eucken - Germany
1907  Rudyard Kipling - United Kingdom
1906  Giosue Carducci - Italy
1905  Henryk Sienkiewicz - Poland
1904  José Echegaray (Spain) & Frédéric Mistral (France)
1903  Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson - Norway
1902  Theodor Mommsen - Germany
1901  Sully Prudhomme - France



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