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  1. Nobel Prize in Literature - Wikipedia

    6 days ago · The Nobel Prize in Literature is a Swedish literature prize that is awarded annually, since 1901, to an author from any country who has, in the words of the will of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, produced "in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction" (original Swedish: den som inom litteraturen har producerat det mest framstående verket i en idealisk riktning).

  2. Nobel Prize - Wikipedia

    6 days ago · The Nobel Prize was funded by Alfred Nobel's personal fortune. According to the official sources, Alfred Nobel bequeathed from the shares 94% of his fortune to the Nobel Foundation that now forms the economic base of the Nobel Prize. [citation needed] The Nobel Foundation was founded as a private organization on 29 June 1900.

    • 1901; 119 years ago
    • Sweden (all prizes except the Peace Prize), Norway (Peace Prize only)
    • 597 prizes to 950 laureates (as of 2019[update])
    • Prize money of 9 million SEK, approx. US$986,000 (2018);, a medal; and a diploma
  3. José Saramago - Wikipediaé_Saramago

    6 days ago · Nobel Prize in Literature The Swedish Academy selected Saramago as 1998 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature . The announcement came when he was about to fly to Germany for the Frankfurt Book Fair, and caught both him and his editor by surprise. [9]

    • Writer
    • 18 June 2010 (aged 87), Tías, Lanzarote, Spain
  4. Alice Munro - Wikipedia

    Sep 12, 2020 · Alice Ann Munro (/ ˈ æ l ɪ s ˌ æ n m ʌ n ˈ r oʊ /, née Laidlaw / ˈ l eɪ d l ɔː /; born 10 July 1931) is a Canadian short story writer who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013. Munro's work has been described as having revolutionized the architecture of short stories, especially in its tendency to move forward and backward in time.

    • 4
    • James Munro, ​ ​(m. 1951; div. 1972)​, Gerald Fremlin, ​ ​(m. 1976; died 2013)​
  5. Sep 10, 2020 · In 2018, she won the Man Booker International Prize for her novel Flights, becoming the first Polish writer to do so. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for the year 2018 (awarded in 2019).

  6. Rabindranath Tagore - Wikipedia

    3 days ago · Internationally, Gitanjali (Bengali: গীতাঞ্জলি) is Tagore's best-known collection of poetry, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. Tagore was the first non-European to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature and second non-European to receive a Nobel Prize after Theodore Roosevelt.

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  8. Alfred Nobel - Wikipedia

    6 days ago · In 2001, Alfred Nobel's great-great-nephew, Peter Nobel (b. 1931), asked the Bank of Sweden to differentiate its award to economists given "in Alfred Nobel's memory" from the five other awards. This request added to the controversy over whether the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel is actually a legitimate ...

    • Swedish
    • Alfred Bernhard Nobel, 21 October 1833, Stockholm, Sweden
    • Chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, philanthropist
    • Benefactor of the Nobel Prize, inventor of dynamite
  9. Halldór Laxness - Wikipediaór_Laxness

    Sep 09, 2020 · Halldór Kiljan Laxness (Icelandic: [ˈhaltour ˈcʰɪljan ˈlaxsnɛs] (); born Halldór Guðjónsson; 23 April 1902 – 8 February 1998) was an Icelandic writer and winner of the 1955 Nobel Prize in Literature.

  10. Wole Soyinka - Wikipedia

    Akinwande Oluwole "Wole" Babatunde Soyinka (Yoruba: Akinwándé Oluwo̩lé Babátúndé S̩óyinká, pronounced [wɔlé ʃójĩká]; born 13 July 1934) is a Nigerie playwricht an poet.