Nobel Prize in Literature Winners

The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded 109 times to 113 Nobel Laureates. I have read works by 37 authors.

*Authors in bold are the ones I've read.
** Titles with links are the ones I've read and reviewed on this blog.


2016 Bob Dylan (United States) - Tarantula
2015 Svetlana Alexievich (Belarus)
2014 Patrick Modiano (France) - The Search Warrant: Dora Bruder
2013 Alice Munro (Canada)
2012 Mo Yan (China)
2011 Tomas Tranströmer (Sweden) – Samlade Dikter och Prosa/Collected Poems and Prose 1954 -2004
2010 Mario Vargas Llosa (Peru) – The War of the End of the World
2009 Herta Mueller (Romania and Germany) – The Appointment
2008 Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio (France and Mauritius) - Afrikanen/The African
2007 Doris Lessing (United Kingdom) - The Fifth Child, The Grass is Singing
2006 Orhan Pamuk (Turkey) - The Black Book
2005 Harold Pinter (United Kingdom) – The Dwarfs
2004 Elfriede Jelinek (Austria)
2003 J. M. Coetzee (South Africa) – Foe, Disgrace, The Master of Petersburg
2002 Imre Kertesz (Hungary) – Kaddish for an Unborn Child
2001 V. S. Naipaul (United Kingdom)
2000 Gao Xingjian (France)
1999 Gunter Grass (Germany)
1998 Jose Saramago (Portugal)
1997 Dario Fo (Italy)
1996 Wislawa Szymborska (Poland)
1995 Seamus Heaney (Ireland)
1994 Kenzaburo Oe (Japan)
1993 Toni Morrison (United States) – Beloved, Sula
1992 Derek Walcott (Saint Lucia)
1991 Nadine Gordimer (South Africa)
1990 Octavio Paz (Mexico)
1989 Camilo Jose Cela (Spain)
1988 Naguib Mahfouz (Egypt)
1987 Joseph Brodsky (United States)
1986 Wole Soyinka (Nigeria) - Idandre and Other Poems
1985 Claude Simon (France)
1984 Jaroslav Seifert (Czechoslovakia)
1983 William Golding (United Kingdom) – Lord of the Flies
1982 Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Colombia) – One Hundred Years of Solitude
1981 Elias Canetti (United Kingdom)
1980 Czeslaw Milosz (Poland and United States)
1979 Odysseus Elytis (Greece)
1978 Isaac Bashevis Singer (United States)
1977 Vicente Aleixandre (Spain)
1976 Saul Bellow (United States)
1975 Eugenio Montale (Italy)
1974 Eyvind Johnson (Sweden)
1974 Harry Martinson (Sweden) - Nomad

1973 Patrick White (Australia)
1972 Heinrich Boll (Germany)
1971 Pablo Neruda (Chile)
1970 Alexandr Solzhenitsyn (Soviet Union) – Cancer Ward, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
1969 Samuel Beckett (Ireland) – Endgame, Waiting for Godot, Happy Days
1968 Yasunari Kawabata (Japan)
1967 Miguel Angel Asturias (Guatemala)
1966 Shmuel Agnon (Israel)
1966 Nelly Sachs (Sweden) - Dikter

1965 Mikhail Sholokhov (Soviet Union)
1964 Jean-Paul Sartre (France) - The Wall, No Exit
1963 Giorgos Seferis (Greece)
1962 John Steinbeck (United States) – The Short Reign of Pippin IV, Of Mice and Men, The Pearl
1961 Ivo Andric (Yugoslavia)
1960 Saint-John Perse (France)
1959 Salvatore Quasimodo (Italy)
1958 Boris Pasternak (Soviet Union)
1957 Albert Camus (France) – The Outsider/The Stranger, The Fall, The Plague
1956 Juan Ramon Jimenez (Spain)
1955 Halldor Laxness (Iceland)
1954 Ernest Hemingway (United States) – To Have and Have Not, The Old Man and the Sea, Men Without Women (short stories)
1953 Winston Churchill (United Kingdom)
1952 Francois Mauriac (France)
1951 Pär Lagerkvist (Sweden) - Barabbas
1950 Bertrand Russell (United Kingdom)
1949 William Faulkner (United States) – As I Lay Dying
1948 T.S. Eliot (United Kingdom)
1947 Andre Gide (France)
1946 Hermann Hesse (Switzerland)
1945 Gabriela Mistral (Chile)
1944 Johannes V. Jensen (Denmark)
1943 No prize awarded
1942 No prize awarded
1941 No prize awarded
1940 No prize awarded
1939 Frans Eemil Sillanpaa (Finland)
1938 Pearl Buck (United States)
1937 Roger Martin du Gard (France)
1936 Eugene O'Neill (United States) – Long Day’s Journey into Night
1935 No prize awarded
1934 Luigi Pirandello (Italy)
1933 Ivan Bunin (stateless domicile in France)
1932 John Galsworthy (United Kingdom)
1931 Erik Axel Karlfeldt (Sweden) - Flora och Bellona
1930 Sinclair Lewis (United States)
1929 Thomas Mann (Germany) – Death in Venice
1928 Sigrid Undset (Norway)
1927 Henri Bergson (France)
1926 Grazia Deledda (Italy)
1925 George Bernard Shaw (United Kingdom) – Pygmalion, Mrs Warren’s Profession
1924 Wladyslaw Reymont (Poland)
1923 William Butler Yeats (Ireland)
1922 Jacinto Benavente (Spain)
1921 Anatole France (France)
1920 Knut Hamsun (Norway) – Hunger, Victoria
1919 Carl Spitteler (Switzerland)
1918 No prize awarded
1917 Karl Gjellerup (Denmark)
1917 Henrik Pontoppidan (Denmark)
1916 Verner von Heidenstam (Sweden) - Vallfart och Vandringsår
1915 Romain Rolland (France)
1914 No prize awarded
1913 Rabindranath Tagore (India) – Selected Short Stories
1912 Gerhart Hauptmann (Germany)
1911 Maurice Maeterlinck (Belgium)
1910 Paul Heyse (Germany)
1909 Selma Lagerlöf (Sweden) – Gösta Berlings Saga, Nils Holgerssons Underbara Resa Genom Sverige/The Wonderful Adventures of Nils
1908 Rudolf Eucken (Germany)
1907 Rudyard Kipling (United Kingdom) - The Jungle Book
1906 Giosue Carducci (Italy)
1905 Henryk Sienkiewicz (Poland)
1904 Frederic Mistral (France)
1904 Jose Echegaray (Spain)
1903 Bjornstjerne Bjornson (Norway) - Absalom's Hair
1902 Theodor Mommsen (Germany)
1901 Sully Prudhomme (France)

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