The first Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded in 1901 to Sully Prudhomme of France. Each recipient receives a medal, a diploma and a monetary award prize that has varied throughout the years.  In 1901, Prudhomme received 150,782 SEK , which is equivalent to 8,823,637.78 SEK in January 2018.
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).
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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.  The Nobel Foundation was founded as a private organization on 29 June 1900.
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The List of Nobel Prize winners by country includes 800+ people. Some prizes were shared by two or three people; and 23 awards were made to organizations.
The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) "for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition on such weapons," according to the Norwegian Nobel Committee announcement on October 6, 2017.
Linus Pauling, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate in 1962, is the only person to have been awarded two unshared Nobel Prizes; he won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1954.  At 17 years of age, Malala Yousafzai , the 2014 recipient, is the youngest to be awarded the Peace Prize.
2017: Nobel Prize in Literature; 2017: American Academy of Achievement's Golden Plate Award; 2018: Order of the Rising Sun, 2nd Class, Gold and Silver Star; Except for A Pale View of Hills and The Buried Giant, all of Ishiguro's novels and his short story collection have been shortlisted for major awards.
The Nobel Prize in Physics is a Nobel Prize in the science of physics. ... List of Nobel Prize winners in Literature; ... ↑ "The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017".