Nobel Prize in Literature: A List

Year Name of Author Birhtdate Country of Birth Residence Language Poems/ Prose
2012 Mo Yan 1955 China China Chinese Prose
2011 Tomas Tranströmer 15-Apr-1931 Sweden Sweden Prose
2010 Mario Vargas Llosa 28-Mar-1936 Peru Peru Spanish Prose
2009 Herta Müller 17-Aug-1953 Romania Germany  German Both
2008 Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio 13-Apr-1940 France France, Mauritius  French Both
2007 Doris Lessing 22-Oct-1919 Iran UK  English Prose
2006 Orhan Pamuk 7-Jun-1952 Turkey Turkey  Turkish Prose
2005 Harold Pinter 10-Oct-1930 UK UK  English Prose
2004 Elfriede Jelinek 20-Oct-1946 Austria Austria  German Prose
2003 John M. Coetzee 9-Feb-1940 South Africa South Africa  English Prose
2002 Imre Kertész 9-Nov-1929 Hungary Hungary  Hungarian Prose
2001 Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul 17-Aug-1932 Trinidad UK  English Prose
2000 Gao Xingjian 4-Jan-1940 China France  Chinese Prose
1999 Günter Grass 16-Oct-1927 Poland Germany  German Prose
1998 José Saramago 16-Nov-1922 Portugal Portugal  Portuguese Prose
1997 Dario Fo 24-Mar-1926 Italy Italy  Italian Prose
1996 Wislawa Szymborska 2-Jul-1923 Poland Poland  Polish Poems
1995 Seamus Heaney 13-Apr-1939 Ireland Ireland  English Prose
1994 Kenzaburo Oe 31-Jan-1935 Japan Japan  Japanese Prose
1993 Toni Morrison 18-Feb-1931 USA USA  English Prose
1992 Derek Walcott 23-Jan-1930 Saint Lucia Saint Lucia  English Prose
1991 Nadine Gordimer 20-Nov-1923 South Africa South Africa  English Prose
1990 Octavio Paz 31-Mar-1914 Mexico Mexico  Spanish Prose
1989 Camilo José Cela 11-May-1916 Spain Spain  Spanish Prose
1988 Naguib Mahfouz 11-Dec-1911 Egypt Egypt  Arabic Prose
1987 Joseph Brodsky 24-May-1940 Russia USA  Prose- English Poems- Russian Prose
1986 Wole Soyinka 13-Jul-1934 Nigeria Nigeria  English Prose
1985 Claude Simon 10-Oct-1913 Madagascar France  French Prose
1984 Jaroslav Seifert 23-Sep-1901 Czech Republic Czechoslovakia  Czech Poems
1983 William Golding 19-Sep-1911 UK UK  English Prose
1982 Gabriel García Márquez 6-Mar-1928 Colombia Colombia  Spanish Prose
1981 Elias Canetti 25-Jul-1905 Bulgaria UK  German Prose
1980 Czeslaw Milosz 30-Jun-1911 Lithuania Poland, USA  Polish Prose
1979 Odysseus Elytis 2-Nov-1911 Greece Greece  Greek Poems
1978 Isaac Bashevis Singer 14-Jul-2004 Poland USA  Yiddish Prose
1977 Vicente Aleixandre 26 Apr 1898 Spain Spain  Spanish Poems
1976 Saul Bellow 10-Jun-1915 Canada USA  English Prose
1975 Eugenio Montale 12 Oct 1896 Italy Italy  Italian Poems
1974 Eyvind Johnson 29-Jul-1900 Sweden Sweden  Swedish Prose
1974 Harry Martinson 6-May-1904 Sweden Sweden  Swedish Prose
1973 Patrick White 28-May-1912 UK Australia  English Prose
1972 Heinrich Böll 21-Dec-1917 Germany Germany  German Prose
1971 Pablo Neruda 12-Jul-1904 Chile Chile  Spanish Poems
1970 Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn 11-Dec-1918 Russia USSR  Russian Prose
1969 Samuel Beckett 13-Apr-1906 Ireland Ireland  Eng &French Prose
1968 Yasunari Kawabata 11 June 1899 Japan Japan  Japanese Prose
1967 Miguel Angel Asturias 19 Oct 1899 Guatemala Guatemala  Spanish Prose
1966 Nelly Sachs 10 Dec 1891 Germany Sweden  German Prose
Shmuel Yosef Agnon 17 July 1888 Ukraine Israel  Hebrew Prose
1965 Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov 24-Jun-1905 Russia USSR  Russian Prose
1964 Jean-Paul Sartre 21-Jun-1905 France France  French Prose
1963 Giorgos Seferis 13-Mar-1900 Turkey Greece  Greek Prose
1962 John Steinbeck 27-Feb-1902 USA USA  English Prose
1961 Ivo Andric 10 Oct 1892 Bosnia Yugoslavia Croatian Prose
1960 Saint-John Perse 31 May 1887 Guadeloupe Island France  French Poems
1959 Salvatore Quasimodo 20-Aug-2001 Italy Italy  Italian Poems
1958 Boris Leonidovich Pasternak 10 Feb 1890 Russia Russia  Russian Both
1957 Albert Camus 7-Nov-2013 Algeria France  French Prose
1956 Juan Ramón Jiménez 24 Dec 1881 Venezuela Spain  Spanish Poems
1955 Halldór Kiljan Laxness 23-Apr-2002 Iceland Iceland  Icelandic Prose
1954 Ernest Miller Hemingway 21 July 1899 USA USA  English Prose
1953 Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill 30 Nov 1874 UK UK  English Prose
1952 François Mauriac 11 Oct 1885 France France  French Prose
1951 Pär Fabian Lagerkvist 23 May 1891 Sweden Sweden  Swedish Poems
1950 Earl (Bertrand Arthur) Russell 18 May 1872 UK UK  English Prose
1949 William Faulkner 25 Sep 1897 USA USA  English Prose
1948 Thomas Stearns Eliot 26 Sep 1888 USA UK  English Poems
1947 André Paul Guillaume Gide 22 Nov 1869 France France  French Prose
1946 Hermann Hesse 2 July 1877 Germany Switzerland  German Prose
1945 Gabriela Mistral 7 Apr 1889 Chile Chile  Spanish Poems
1944 Johannes Vilhelm Jensen 20 Jan 1873 Denmark Denmark  Danish Prose
1939 Frans Eemil Sillanpää 16 Sep 1888 Finland Finland  Finnish Prose
1938 Pearl Buck 26 June 1892 USA USA  English Prose
1937 Roger Martin du Gard 23 March 1881 France France  French Prose
1936 Eugene Gladstone O’Neill 16 Oct 1888 USA USA  English Prose
1934 Luigi Pirandello 28 June 1867 Italy Italy  Italian Prose
1933 Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin 22 Oct 1870 Russia Russia  Russian Prose
1932 John Galsworthy 14 Aug 1867 UK UK  English Prose
1931 Erik Axel Karlfeldt 20 July 1864 Sweden Sweden  Swedish Poems
1930 Sinclair Lewis 7 Feb 1885 USA USA  English Prose
1929 Thomas Mann 6 June 1875 Germany Germany  German Prose
1928 Sigrid Undset 20 May 1882 Denmark Norway  Norwegian Prose
1927 Henri Bergson 18 Oct 1859 France France  French Prose
1926 Grazia Deledda 27 Sep 1871 Italy Italy  Italian Prose
1925 George Bernard Shaw 26 July 1856 Ireland Ireland  English Prose
1924 Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont 7 May 1867 Poland Poland  Polish Prose
1923 William Butler Yeats 13 June 1865 Ireland Ireland  English Poems
1922 Jacinto Benavente 12 Aug 1866 Spain Spain  Spanish Prose
1921 Anatole France 16 April 1844 France France  French Prose
1920 Knut Pedersen Hamsun 4 Aug 1895 Norway Norway  Norwegian Prose
1919 Carl Friedrich Georg Spitteler 24 Apr 1845 Switzerland Switzerland  German Prose
1917 Henrik Pontoppidan 24 July 1857 Denmark Denmark  Danish Poems
Karl Adolph Gjellerup 2 June 1857 Denmark Denmark  Danish Prose
1916 Carl Gustaf Verner von Heidenstam 6 July 1859 Sweden Sweden  Swedish Prose
1915 Romain Rolland 29 Jan 1866 France France  French Prose
1913 Rabindranath Tagore 7 May 1861 India India  Bengali & English Prose
1912 Gerhart Johann Robert Hauptmann 15 Nov 1862 Germany Germany  German Prose
1911 Count Maurice (Mooris) Polidore Marie Bernhard Maeterlinck 29 Aug 1862 Belgium Belgium  French Prose
1910 Paul Johann Ludwig Heyse 15 Mar 1830 Germany Germany  German Both
1909 Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf 20 Nov 1858 Sweden Sweden  Swedish Prose
1908 Rudolf Christoph Eucken 5 Jan 1846 Germany Germany  German Prose
1907 Rudyard Kipling 30 Dec 1865 British India UK  English Prose
1906 Giosuè Carducci 27 July 1835 Tuscany (now Italy) Italy  Italian Prose
1905 Henryk Sienkiewicz 5 May 1846 Poland Poland  Polish Prose
1904 Frédéric Mistral 8 Sep 1830 France France  Occitan Prose
José Echegaray y Eizaguirre 19 April 1832 Spain Spain  Spanish Prose
1903 Bjornstjerne Martinus Bjornson 8 Dec 1832 Norway Norway  Norwegian Prose
1902 Christian Matthias Theodor Mommsen 30 Nov 1817 Germany Germany  German Prose
1901 Sully Prudhomme 16 Mar 1839 France France  French Prose

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One comment on “Nobel Prize in Literature: A List
  1. Richa Kedia says:

    Of the 94 prose writers above I have read only 11 so far!! So have a long way to go!! what’s your number?

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