June 26, 2017

Nobel Prize for Literature

The last 2 book club books I’ve read (March and April 2011) have been by Nobel Prize winning authors – so I thought I’d add a list of them to the site, and see how many I can read a book by (and I’ve already read a book by!).

  • 2010 – Mario Vargas Llosa
  • 2009 – Herta Müller
  • 2008 – Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio
  • 2007 – Doris Lessing
  • 2006 – Orhan Pamuk
  • 2005 – Harold Pinter
  • 2004 – Elfriede Jelinek
  • 2003 – John M. Coetzee – read and reviewed
  • 2002 - Imre Kertész
  • 2001 - Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul (aka V.S.Naipaul)
  • 2000 – Gao Xingjian
  • 1999 – Günter Grass
  • 1998 – José Saramago
  • 1997 – Dario Fo
  • 1996 – Wislawa Szymborska
  • 1995 – Seamus Heaney
  • 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
  • 1986 – Wole Soyinka
  • 1985 – Claude Simon
  • 1984 – Jaroslav Seifert
  • 1983 – William Golding
  • 1982 – Gabriel García Márquez
  • 1981 – Elias Canetti
  • 1980 – Czeslaw Milosz
  • 1979 – Odysseus Elytis
  • 1978 – Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • 1977 – Vicente Aleixandre
  • 1976 – Saul Bellow
  • 1975 – Eugenio Montale
  • 1974 – Eyvind Johnson, Harry Martinson
  • 1973 – Patrick White
  • 1972 – Heinrich Böll
  • 1971 – Pablo Neruda
  • 1970 – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
  • 1969 – Samuel Beckett
  • 1968 – Yasunari Kawabata
  • 1967 – Miguel Angel Asturias
  • 1966 – Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Nelly Sachs
  • 1965 – Aleksandrovich Sholokhov – read and reviewed
  • 1964 – Jean-Paul Sartre
  • 1963 – Giorgos Seferis
  • 1962 – John Steinbeck
  • 1961 – Ivo Andric
  • 1960 – Saint-John Perse
  • 1959 – Salvatore Quasimodo
  • 1958 – Boris Leonidovich Pasternak
  • 1957 – Albert Camus
  • 1956 – Juan Ramón Jiménez
  • 1955 – Halldór Kiljan Laxness
  • 1954 – Ernest Miller Hemingway
  • 1953 – Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill
  • 1952 – François Mauriac
  • 1951 – Pär Fabian Lagerkvist
  • 1950 – Earl (Bertrand Arthur William) Russell
  • 1949 – William Faulkner
  • 1948 – Thomas Stearns Eliot
  • 1947 – André Paul Guillaume Gide
  • 1946 – Hermann Hesse
  • 1945 – Gabriela Mistral
  • 1944 – Johannes Vilhelm Jensen
  • 1940-1943 – none
  • 1939 – Frans Eemil Sillanpää
  • 1938 – Pearl Buck
  • 1937 – Roger Martin du Gard
  • 1936 – Eugene Gladstone O’Neill
  • 1935 – none
  • 1934 – Luigi Pirandello
  • 1933 – Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin
  • 1932 – John Galsworthy
  • 1931 – Erik Axel Karlfeldt
  • 1930 – Sinclair Lewis
  • 1929 – Thomas Mann
  • 1928 – Sigrid Undset
  • 1927 – Henri Bergson
  • 1926 – Grazia Deledda
  • 1925 – George Bernard Shaw
  • 1924 – Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont
  • 1923 – W B Yeats
  • 1922 – Jacinto Benavente
  • 1921 – Anatole France
  • 1920 – Knut Pedersen Hamsun
  • 1919 – Carl Friedrich Georg Spitteler
  • 1918 – none
  • 1917 – Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Henrik Pontoppidan
  • 1916 – Carl Gustaf Verner von Heidenstam
  • 1915 – Romain Rolland
  • 1914 – none
  • 1913 – Rabindranath Tagore
  • 1912 – Gerhart Johann Robert Hauptmann
  • 1911 – Count Maurice (Mooris) Polidore Marie Bernhard Maeterlinck
  • 1910 – Paul Johann Ludwig Heyse
  • 1909 – Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf
  • 1908 – Rudolf Christoph Eucken
  • 1907 – Rudyard Kipling
  • 1906 - Giosuè Carducci
  • 1905 – Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • 1904 - Frédéric Mistral, José Echegaray y Eizaguirre
  • 1903 – Bjørnstjerne Martinus Bjørnson
  • 1902 – Christian Matthias Theodor Mommsen
  • 1901 – Sully Prudhomme

For more information go to the Nobel Prize website