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List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners

Oct. 11, 2012 at 7:06 AM   |   Comments

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners:

2012 -- Mo Yan, China

2011 -- Tomas Transtromer, Sweden

2010 -- Mario Vargas Llosa, Peru

2009 -- Herta Mueller, Romania and Germany

2008 -- Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio, France and Mauritius

2007 -- Doris Lessing, United Kingdom

2006 -- Orhan Pamuk, Turkey

2005 -- Harold Pinter, United Kingdom

2004 -- Elfriede Jelinek, Austria

2003 -- J. M. Coetzee, South Africa

2002 -- Imre Kertesz, Hungary

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

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

1985 -- Claude Simon, France

1984 -- Jaroslav Seifert, Czechoslovakia

1983 -- William Golding, United Kingdom

1982 -- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colombia

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; Harry Martinson, Sweden

1973 -- Patrick White, Australia

1972 -- Heinrich Boll, Germany

1971 -- Pablo Neruda, Chile

1970 -- Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, Soviet Union

1969 -- Samuel Beckett, Ireland

1968 -- Yasunari Kawabata, Japan

1967 -- Miguel Angel Asturias, Guatemala

1966 -- Shmuel Agnon, Israel; Nelly Sachs, Sweden

1965 -- Mikhail Sholokhov, Soviet Union

1964 -- Jean-Paul Sartre, France

1963 -- Giorgos Seferis, Greece

1962 -- John Steinbeck, United States

1961 -- Ivo Andric, Yugoslavia

1960 -- Saint-John Perse, France

1959 -- Salvatore Quasimodo, Italy

1958 -- Boris Pasternak, Soviet Union

1957 -- Albert Camus, France

1956 -- Juan Ramon Jimenez, Spain

1955 -- Halldor Laxness, Iceland

1954 -- Ernest Hemingway, United States

1953 -- Winston Churchill, United Kingdom

1952 -- Francois Mauriac, France

1951 -- Par Lagerkvist, Sweden

1950 -- Bertrand Russell, United Kingdom

1949 -- William Faulkner, United States

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

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

1930 -- Sinclair Lewis, United States

1929 -- Thomas Mann, Germany

1928 -- Sigrid Undset, Norway

1927 -- Henri Bergson, France

1926 -- Grazia Deledda, Italy

1925 -- George Bernard Shaw, United Kingdom

1924 -- Wladyslaw Reymont, Poland

1923 -- William Butler Yeats, Ireland

1922 -- Jacinto Benavente, Spain

1921 -- Anatole France, France

1920 -- Knut Hamsun, Norway

1919 -- Carl Spitteler, Switzerland

1918 -- No prize awarded

1917 -- Karl Gjellerup, Denmark; Henrik Pontoppidan, Denmark

1916 -- Verner von Heidenstam, Sweden

1915 -- Romain Rolland, France

1914 -- No prize awarded

1913 -- Rabindranath Tagore, India

1912 -- Gerhart Hauptmann, Germany

1911 -- Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgium

1910 -- Paul Heyse, Germany

1909 -- Selma Lagerlof, Sweden

1908 -- Rudolf Eucken, Germany

1907 -- Rudyard Kipling, United Kingdom

1906 -- Giosue Carducci, Italy

1905 -- Henryk Sienkiewicz, Poland

1904 -- Frederic Mistral, France; Jose Echegaray, Spain

1903 -- Bjornstjerne Bjornson, Norway

1902 -- Theodor Mommsen, Germany

1901 -- Sully Prudhomme, France

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