nobel prize for literature
The Nobel Prize for Literature is one of six prizes awarded annually from a fund established under the will of Alfred Bernhard Nobel (1833–1869), a Swedish chemist, engineer, and industrialist who had an abiding interest in literature. In his youth he had written poetry in English, and the beginnings of a novel were found among his papers. The Nobel Prize for literature, generally awarded to a writer for a body of work, has come to be one of the most highly regarded of international awards.
Names appearing in boldface indicate writers covered in this encyclopedia set.
|2003||J. M. Coetzee||South Africa|
|2001||V. S. Naipaul||British|
|1992||Derek Walcott||West Indian|
|1991||Nadine Gordimer||South African|
|1989||Camilo José Cela||Spanish|
|1982||Gabriel García Marquez||Colombian–Mexican|
|1978||Isaac Bashevis Singer||American|
|Harry Edmund Martinson||Swedish|