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Nobel Prizes for Literature

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Did You Know?

  • 110 Nobel Prizes for Literature have been awarded
  • 14 women have been awarded the prize
  • 4 prizes have been divided between two authors
  • 41 years wat the age of the youngest Literature Laureate, Rudyard Kipling
  • 88 years was the age of the oldest Literature Laureate, Doris Lessing

 

Books read 2018:  2/12

 

Books read 2017:     12/12

1930: Sinclair Lewis – Babbitt
2014: Patrick Modiano –  Rue des Boutiques Obscures

2016: Bob Dylan (song lyrics) 
2003: J.M. Coetzee – essay: Introduction to FMF’s ‘The Good Soldier’
2000: Gao Xingjian – L’ami 

1981: Elias Canetti –The Voices of Marrakesh
1987: Joseph Brodsky – On Grief and Reason
1983: William Golding – Lord of the Flies
2017: Kazuo Ishiguro – Remains of the Day
1936: Eugene O’Neill – Long Day’s Journey Into Night
2013: Alice Munro – Dear Life
1949: William Faulkner –  As I Lay Dying

 

 

Books read 2016:  11/12
1970: Aleksandr  Solzhenitsyn – In the First Circle
1937: Roger Martin du Gard – Jean Barois
1964: Jean-Paul Sartre – Le Mur
2008: J. Le Clézio – L’Étoile Errante
2001: V.S. Naipaul – A Bend in the River
2006: O. Pamuk – My Name is Red
1978: I.B. Singer – Zlateh the Goat
2005: H. Pinter –No Man’s Land
1938: P.S. Buck – The Good Earth
1980: Czeslaw Milosz – Native Realm  (R)
1973: Patrick White – Voss

 

 

Books read 2015:

1999: Günter Grass – The Tin Drum
1921: Anatole France – La Révolte des Anges
2015: Svetlana Alexievich – La fin de l’homme rouge   (powerful!)
1957: Albert Camus – La Peste
1953: Sir Winston  Churchill – Their Finest Hour
1915: Romain Rolland – Au-dessus de la mêlée
1907: Rudyard Kipling – Captain Courageous
1901: Sully Prudhomme – Les Vaines Tendresses
1904: Frédéric Mistral – Contes de Provence
1927: Henri Bergson – Le Rire
1996: Wislawa Szymborska – Sounds, Feelings, Thoughts
1932: John Galsworthy – Man of Property (vol 1 Forstye Saga)

Books read 2014:

2014: Patrick Modiano- L’herbe des nuits
2010: Mario Vargas Llosa – The Feast of the Goat
1952: François Mauriac – Le Noeud de Vipères
1947: André Gide – L’immoraliste
1929: Thomas Mann – Buddenbrooks
1958: Boris Pasternak – Dr Zhivago

Read: …years ago!

1983: William Golding – Lord of the Flies (R)
1982: Gabriel García Márquez – Love in the Time of Cholera (R)
1976: Saul Bellow – The Bellarosa Connection (R)
1962: John Steinbeck – Grapes of Wrath (R)
1954: Ernest Hemingway – The Old Man and the Sea (R)
1949: William Faulkner – The Sound and the Fury (R) – As I Lay Dying (R)
1928: Sigrid Undset –    Kristin Lavransdatter: The Wreath (R)
1930: Sinclair Lewis – Main Street (R)

 

 

Nobel Winners:  READ

2018 – 

2017 – Kazuo Ishiguro – Remains of the Day
2016: Bob Dylan – song lyrics

2015: Svetlana Alexievich – La fin de l’homme rouge   (powerful!)
2014: Patrick Modiano- L’herbe des nuits  –  Rue des Boutiques Obscures
2013: Alice Munro – Dear Life
2012: Mo Yan
2011: Tomas Tranströmer
2010: Mario Vargas Llosa – The Feast of the Goat
2009: Herta Mülle
2008: Jean-Marie  Le Clézio – L’Étoile Errante
2007: Doris Lessing
2006: Orhan Pamuk – My Name is Red
2005: Harold Pinter – No Man’s Land
2004: Elfriede Jelinek
2003: John M. Coetzee – essay: Introduction to FMF’s ‘The Good Soldier’
2002: Imre Kertész
2001: V. S. Naipaul – A Bend in the River
2000: Gao Xingjian – L’ ami
1999: Günter Grass – The Tin Drum
1998: José Saramago
1997: Dario Fo
1996: Wislawa Szymborska – Sounds, Feelings, Thoughts
1995: Seamus Heaney – Poems Collections
1994: Kenzaburo Oe
1993: Toni Morrison
1992: Derek Walcott
1991: Nadine Gordimer
1990: Octavio Paz
1989: Camilo José Cela
1988: Naguib Mahfouz
1987: Joseph Brodsky – On Grief and Reason
1986: Wole Soyinka
1985: Claude Simon
1984: Jaroslav Seifert
1983: William Golding – Lord of the Flies
1982: Gabriel García Márquez – Love in the Time of Cholera (R)
1981: Elias Canetti – The Voices of Marrakesh
1980: Czeslaw Milosz –  Native Realm  (R)
1979: Odysseus Elytis
1978: Isaac Singer – Zlateh the Goat
1977: Vicente Aleixandre
1976: Saul Bellow –  The Bellarosa Connection (R)
1975: Eugenio Montale
1974: Harry Martinson & Eyvind Johnson
1973: Patrick White  – Voss
1972: Heinrich Böll
1971: Pablo Neruda
1970: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn – In the First Circle
1969: Samuel Beckett
1968: Yasunari Kawabata
1967: Miguel Asturias
1966: Nelly Sachs & Shmuel Agnon
1965: Mikhail Sholokhov
1964: Jean-Paul Sartre – Le Mur
1963: Giorgos Seferis
1962: John Steinbeck –  Grapes of Wrath (R)
1961: Ivo Andric
1960: Saint-John Perse
1959: Salvatore Quasimodo
1958: Boris Pasternak – Dr Zhivago
1957: Albert Camus – La Peste
1956: Juan Jiménez
1955: Halldór  Laxness
1954: Ernest Hemingway –   The Old Man and the Sea (R)
1953: Sir Winston  Churchill – Their Finest Hour
1952: François Mauriac – Le Noeud de Vipères
1951: Pär Fabian Lagerkvist
1950: Earl Russell
1949: William Faulkner – The Sound and the Fury (R) – As I Lay Dying (R)
1948: Thomas Eliot
1947: André Gide – L’immoraliste
1946: Hermann Hesse
1945: Gabriela Mistral
1944: Johannes Jensen
1939: Frans Sillanpää
1938: Pearl Buck – The Good Earth
1937: Roger Martin du Gard – Jean Barois
1936: Eugene O’Neill – Long Day’s Journey Into Night
1934: Luigi Pirandello
1933: Ivan  Bunin
1932: John Galsworthy – Man of Property (vol 1 Forsyte Saga)
1931: Erik Axel Karlfeldt
1930: Sinclair Lewis –     Babbitt,   Main Street (R)
1929: Thomas Mann – Buddenbrooks
1928: Sigrid Undset –         Kristin Lavransdatter: The Wreath (R)
1927: Henri Bergson – Le Rire
1926: Grazia Deledda
1925: George Bernard Shaw – St. Joan
1924: Wladyslaw Reymont
1923: William Butler Yeats
1922: Jacinto Benavente
1921: Anatole France – La Révolte des Anges
1920: Knut  Hamsun
1919: Carl  Spitteler
1917: Henrik Pontoppidan & Karl Gjellerup
1916: Carl von Heidenstam
1915: Romain Rolland – Au-dessus de la mêlée
1913: Rabindranath Tagore
1912: Gerhart  Hauptmann
1911: Maurice Maeterlinck
1910: Paul Heyse
1909: Selma Lagerlöf
1908: Rudolf Eucken
1907: Rudyard Kipling – Captain Courageous
1906: Giosuè Carducci
1905: Henryk Sienkiewicz
1904: Frédéric Mistral – Contes de Provence
1903: Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
1902: Christian  Mommsen
1901: Sully Prudhomme – Les Vaines Tendresses