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Patrick Modiano, Nobel Prize in literature. 2014 MP

See: The Modiano Family Tree - C5 Patrick Modiano (born 30 July 1945) is a French novelist. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2014, having previously won the Austrian State Prize for European ...

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Alice Ann Munro, Nobel Prize in Literature, 2013 MP

Alice Ann Munro (née Laidlaw; born 10 July 1931) is a Canadian author. The recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature and the 2009 Man Booker International Prize for her lifetime body of wo...

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Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom MP (1874 - 1965)

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, Hon. RA (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 19...

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Mo Yan 莫言, Nobel Prize in Literature, 2012 MP

Guan Moye (simplified Chinese: 管谟业 ; traditional Chinese: 管謨業 ; pinyin: Guǎn Móyè ; born 17 February 1955), better known by the pen name M...

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Rabindranath Tagore, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1913 MP (1861 - 1941)

Rabindranath Tagore (Bengali: রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর, robindronath ţhakur)α[...

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Tomas Tranströmer, Nobel Prize in Literature 2011 MP

Tomas Gösta Tranströmer (born 15 April 1931) is a Swedish writer, poet and translator, whose poetry has been translated into over 60 languages. Tranströmer is acclaimed as one of t...

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Mario Vargas Llosa, Nobel Prize in Literature 2010 MP

Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Premio Nóbel de Literatura, 2010. Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa , 1st Marquis of Vargas Llosa (born March 28, 1936) is a Peruvian-Spanish writer, politician, journalist, essayist, and Nobel P...

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Herta Müller, Nobel Prize in Literature 2009 MP

Berlin, Germany

Herta Müller (born 17 August 1953) is a Romanian-born German novelist, poet and essayist noted for her works depicting the effects of violence, cruelty and terror, usually in the setting of Comm...

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Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, Nobel Prize in Literature 2008 MP

Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio (born 13 April 1940), usually identified as J. M. G. Le Clézio, is a French author and professor. The author of over forty works, he was awarded the 1963 Prix...

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Doris May Lessing MP (1919 - 2013)

Doris May Lessing CH (née Tayler; born 22 October 1919) is a British writer. Her novels include The Grass is Singing, The Golden Notebook, and five novels collectively known as Canopus in Argos....

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Orhan Pamuk, Nobel Prize in Literature 2006 MP

Ferit Orhan Pamuk (born 7 June 1952), generally known simply as Orhan Pamuk, is a Turkish novelist. He is also the Robert Yik-Fong Tam Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University, where he teach...

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Elfriede Jelinek, Nobel Prize in Literature 2004 MP

Elfriede Jelinek (born October 20, 1946) is an Austrian playwright and novelist. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2004 for her "musical flow of voices and counter-voices in novels and p...

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J.M. Coetzee MP

Adelaide, SA, Australia

John Maxwell Coetzee (born 9 February 1940) is an author and academic from South Africa. He is now an Australian citizen and lives in Adelaide, South Australia. A novelist and literary critic as well a...

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Imre Kertész, Nobel Prize in Literature 2002 MP

Berlin, Germany

"Imre Kertész - Biography" . Nobelprize.org. 30 Nov 2011 Imre Kertész . Born: 9 November 1929, Budapest, Hungary. Nobel Prize in Literature 2002, "for writing that upholds the fragile e...

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Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad "V. S." Naipaul, Nobel Prize in Literature 2001 MP

Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad "V. S." Naipaul , TC (born 17 August 1932) is a Nobel prize-winning Indo-Trinidadian-British writer who is known for his novels focusing on the legacy of the British Empire's ...

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Xingjian Gao, Nobel Prize in Literature 2000 MP

Paris, Île-de-France, France

Gao Xingjian, 高行健 (born January 4, 1940) is a Chinese-born novelist, playwright, critic, and painter. An émigré to France since 1987, Gao was granted French citizensh...

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Günter Wilhelm Grass, Nobel Prize in Literature 1999 MP

Berlin, Germany

Günter Wilhelm Grass (born 16 October 1927) is a Nobel Prize-winning German author, poet, playwright, sculptor and artist. He was born in the Free City of Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland). I...

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Dario Fo, Nobel Prize in Literature 1997 MP

Italy

Dario Fo (born March 24, 1926) is an Italian satirist, playwright, theater director, actor and composer. His dramatic work employs comedic methods of the ancient Italian commedia dell'arte, a theatrica...

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Maria Wisława Anna Szymborska-Włodek, Nobel Prize in Literature 1996 MP (1923 - 2012)

Wisława Szymborska w Wikipedii po Polsku Wisława Szymborska (born July 2, 1923, in Prowent, now part of Kórnik, Poland) is a Polish poet, essayist and translator. Many of her poe...

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Seamus Heaney, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1995 MP (1939 - 2013)

Seamus Heaney (born 13 April 1939) is an Irish poet, writer and lecturer. He lives in Dublin. Heaney has received the Nobel Prize in Literature (1995), the Golden Wreath of Poetry (2001), T. S. Eliot P...

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Kenzaburō Ōe, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1994 MP

Kenzaburō Ōe, 大江 健三郎 (Ōe Kenzaburō?, born January 31, 1935) is a Japanese author and a major figure in contemporary Japanese literature. H...

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Dereck Alton Walcott, Nobel Prize for Literature 1992 MP

Derek Alton Walcott , OBE OCC (born 23 January 1930) is a Saint Lucian poet, playwright, writer and visual artist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992 and the T. S. Eliot Prize in 201...

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Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize in Literature 1993 MP

USA

Toni Morrison (born Chloe Anthony Wofford on February 18, 1931) is a Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, editor, and professor. Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid d...

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Harold Pinter, Nobel Prize in Literature 2005 MP (1930 - 2008)

Harold Pinter , CH, CBE (10 October 1930 – 24 December 2008) was a Nobel Prize–winning English playwright and screenwriter. One of the most influential modern British dramatists, his writ...

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Camilo José Cela, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1989 MP (1916 - 2002)

Camilo José Cela y Trulock , 1st Marquis of Iria Flavia (11 May 1916 – 17 January 2002) was a Spanish novelist and short story writer. He was awarded the 1989 Nobel Prize in Literature "f...

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Naguib Mahfouz Nobel Prize in Literature 1988 MP (1911 - 2006)

Naguib Mahfouz, نجيب محفوظ ‎ (December 11, 1911 – August 30, 2006) was an Egyptian writer who won the 1988 Nobel Prize for L...

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Joseph Brodsky, Nobel Prize in Literature 1987 MP (1940 - 1996)

Joseph Brodsky , Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky (Russian: Ио́сиф Алекса́ндров...

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Akinwande Oluwole Soyinka, Nobel Prize in Literature 1986 MP

Nigeria

Akinwande Oluwole "Wole" Soyinka (born 13 July 1934) is a Nigerian writer, poet and playwright. He was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, where he was recognised as a man "who in a wide cultur...

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Claude Simon, Nobel Prize in Literature 1985 MP (1913 - 2005)

Claude Simon (10 October 1913, Antananarivo, Madagascar – 6 July 2005, Paris, France) was a French novelist and the 1985 Nobel Laureate in Literature . Prize motivation: "who in his novel combin...

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Jaroslav Seifert, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1984 MP (1901 - 1986)

Jaroslav Seifert (23 September 1901 – 10 January 1986) was a Nobel Prize winning Czech writer, poet and journalist. Born in Žižkov, a suburb of Prague in what was then part of Au...

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Sir William Gerald Golding, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1983 MP (1911 - 1993)

Sir William Gerald Golding (19 September 1911 – 19 June 1993) was a British novelist, poet, playwright and Nobel Prize for Literature laureate, best known for his novel Lord of the Flies. He was...

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Odysseus Elytis, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1979 MP (1911 - 1966)

Odysseas Elytis (Οδυσσέας Ελύτηςborn - Οδυσσέας...

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Isaac Bashevis Singer MP (1904 - 1991)

There is some doubt as to the actual date of birth - July 14 or July 21, 1902 Isaac Bashevis Singer (Yiddish: יצחק באַשעװי...

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Vicente Aleixandre, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1977 MP (1898 - 1984)

Vicente Aleixandre (1898-1984) Spanish poet, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1977. Vicente Aleixandre has been called an existentialist, a mystic pantheist, and a neoromantic. Althoug...

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Eugenio Montale, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1975 MP (1896 - 1981)

Eugenio Montale (1896-1981) Italian poet, prose writer, editor and translator who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1975. Montale made his breakthrough as one of the chief architects of modern It...

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Harry Edmund Martinson, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1974 MP (1904 - 1978)

Harry Martinson (May 6, 1904 – February 11, 1978) was a Swedish sailor, author and poet. In 1949 he was elected into the Swedish Academy. He was awarded a joint Nobel Prize in Literature in 19...

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Eyvind Johnson, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1974 MP (1900 - 1976)

Eyvind Johnson , (29 July 1900 – 25 August 1976) was a Swedish writer and author. He became a member of the Swedish Academy in 1957 and shared the Nobel Prize in Literature with Harry Martinson ...

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Patrick White, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1973 MP (1912 - 1990)

Patrick Victor Martindale White (28 May 1912 – 30 September 1990), an Australian author, is widely regarded as an important English-language novelist of the 20th century. From 1935 until his dea...

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Heinrich Böll, Nobel Prize in literature, 1972 MP (1917 - 1985)

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1972: Heinrich Böll , "for his writing which through its combination of a broad perspective on his time and a sensitive skill in characterization has contributed to...

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Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1970 MP (1918 - 2008)

"Alexandr Solzhenitsyn - Autobiography" . Nobelprize.org. 19 Nov 2011. Autobiography Alexandr Solzhenitsyn I was born at Kislovodsk on 11th December, 1918. My father had studied philological subjec...

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Samuel Barclay Beckett, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1969 MP (1906 - 1989)

Samuel Barclay Beckett (13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet. He wrote both in English and French. His work offers a bleak,...

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Yasunari 川端 康成 Kawabata, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1968 MP (1899 - 1972)

Yasunari Kawabata 川端 康成, (Kawabata Yasunari?, 14 June 1899 – 16 April 1972) was a Japanese short story writer and novelist whose spare, lyrical, subtly-shaded prose w...

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Nelly (Leonie) Sachs, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1967 MP (1891 - 1970)

Nelly Sachs (10 December 1891 – 12 May 1970) was a Jewish German poet and playwright whose experiences resulting from the rise of the Nazis in World War II Europe transformed her into a poignant...

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Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1965 MP (1905 - 1984)

Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov (Russian: Михаи́л Алекса́ндров...

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Giorgos Seferis, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1963 MP (1900 - 1971)

Giorgos or George Seferis (Γιώργος Σεφέρης) was the pen name of Geōrgios Seferiádē...

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Saint-John Perse, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1960 MP (1887 - 1975)

Saint-John Perse (first Saint-Leger Leger, pseudonyms of Alexis Leger) (31 May 1887–20 September 1975) was a French poet, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1960 "for the soaring flight a...

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Salvatore Quasimodo, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1959 MP (1901 - 1968)

Salvatore Quasimodo (August 20, 1901 – June 14, 1968) was an Italian author and poet. In 1959 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature "for his lyrical poetry, which with classical fire expresses t...

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Albert Camus, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1957 MP (1913 - 1960)

Albert Camus (French pronunciation: [albɛʁ kamy] (7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960) was a French author, journalist, and key philosopher of the 20th century. In 1949, Camus founded...

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Juan Ramón Jiménez Mantecón, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1956 MP (1881 - 1958)

Juan Ramón Jiménez Mantecón (24 December 1881 – 29 May 1958) was a Spanish poet, a prolific writer who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1956, "for his lyrical poetr...

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Halldór Kiljan Laxness, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1955 MP (1902 - 1998)

Halldór Kiljan Laxness (born Halldór Guðjónsson) (23 April 1902 – 8 February 1998) was a twentieth-century Icelandic writer. Throughout his career Laxness wrote poetr...

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François Mauriac, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1952 MP (1885 - 1970)

François Mauriac (11 October 1885 – 1 September 1970) was a French author; member of the Académie française (1933); laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature (1952) "for the...

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Pär Fabian Lagerkvist, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1951 MP (1891 - 1974)

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Hermann Karl Hesse MP (1877 - 1962)

Hermann Hesse (German pronunciation: [ˈhɛɐ̯man ˈhɛsə]) (July 2, 1877 – August 9, 1962) was a German and Russian-born Swiss poet, novelist, and pa...

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Gabriela Mistral, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1945. MP (1889 - 1957)

Gabriela Mistral (1889–1957) was the pseudonym of Lucila María del Perpetuo Socorro Godoy Alcayaga, a Chilean poet, educator, diplomat, and feminist who was the first Latin American to wi...

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Johannes Vilhelm Jensen, Nobelprize in Literature, 1944 MP (1873 - 1950)

Johannes Vilhelm Jensen , in Denmark always called Johannes V. Jensen, (20 January 1873 – 25 November 1950) was a Danish author, often considered the first great Danish writer of the 20th centur...

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André Gide, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1947 MP (1869 - 1951)

André Paul Guillaume Gide (22 November 1869 – 19 February 1951) was a French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1947 "for his comprehensive and artistically significant...

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Frans Emil Sillanpää, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1939 MP (1888 - 1964)

Frans Eemil Sillanpää (16 September 1888 – 3 June 1964) was one of the most famous Finnish writers. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1939 "for his deep understandi...

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Pearl S. Buck, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1938 MP (1892 - 1973)

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (June 26, 1892 – March 6, 1973) also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu (Chinese: 賽珍珠; pinyin: Sài Zhēnzhū), was an American...

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Roger Martin du Gard, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1937 MP (1881 - 1958)

Roger Martin du Gard (23 March 1881 – 22 August 1958) was a French author and winner of the 1937 Nobel Prize for Literature "for the artistic power and truth with which he has depicted human con...

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Luigi Pirandello, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1934 MP (1867 - 1936)

Luigi Pirandello (28 June 1867 – 10 December 1936) was an Italian dramatist, novelist, and short story writer awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1934, "for his bold and ingenious revival o...

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Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1933 MP (1870 - 1953)

Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin (Russian: Ива́н Алексе́евич Бу́н...

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John Galsworthy, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1932 MP (1867 - 1933)

John Galsworthy OM (14 August 1867 – 31 January 1933) was an English novelist and playwright. Notable works include The Forsyte Saga (1906–1921) and its sequels, A Modern Comedy and End o...

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Erik Axel Karlfeldt MP (1864 - 1931)

Erik Axel Karlfeldt (July 20, 1864 – April 8, 1931) was a Swedish poet whose highly symbolist poetry masquerading as regionalism was popular and won him the Nobel Prize in Literature posthumousl...

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Sinclair Lewis MP (1885 - 1951)

Harry Sinclair Lewis (February 7, 1885 – January 10, 1951) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States to be awarded ...

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Thomas Mann MP (1875 - 1955)

Thomas Mann (6 June 1875 – 12 August 1955) was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and 1929 Nobel Prize laureate, known for his series of highly symbo...

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Grazia Deledda, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1926 MP (1871 - 1936)

Grazia Deledda (September 27, 1871 – August 15, 1936) was an Italian writer whose works won her the Nobel Prize for Literature for 1926. Biography Born in Nuoro, into a bourgeois family, she...

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Władysław Stanisław Reymont, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1924 MP (1867 - 1925)

Władysław Stanisław Reymont (May 7, 1867 in Kobiele Wielkie – December 5, 1925) was a Polish novelist and Nobel laureate. His best-known work is the novel Chłopi (Pea...

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Jacinto Benavente, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1922 MP (1866 - 1954)

Jacinto Benavente y Martínez (August 12, 1866 – July 14, 1954) was one of the foremost Spanish dramatists of the 20th century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1922. Bor...

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Anatole France MP (1844 - 1924)

Anatole France (16 April 1844 – 12 October 1924), born François-Anatole Thibault, was a French poet, journalist, and novelist. He was born in Paris, and died in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire. He wa...

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Henrik Pontoppidan, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1917 MP (1857 - 1943)

Henrik Pontoppidan (July 24, 1857 – August 21, 1943) was a realist writer who shared with Karl Gjellerup the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1917 for "his authentic descriptions of present-day lif...

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Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1917 MP (1857 - 1919)

Karl Gjellerup (June 2, 1857 – October 13, 1919) was a Danish poet and novelist who together with his compatriot Henrik Pontoppidan won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1917. He belonged to the ...

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Carl Friedrich Georg Spitteler, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1919 MP (1845 - 1924)

Carl Friedrich Georg Spitteler (24 April 1845 – 29 December 1924) was a Swiss poet who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1919. His work includes both pessimistic and heroical poems. ...

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Verner Karl Gustaf von Heidenstam MP (1859 - 1940)

Carl Gustaf Verner von Heidenstam (6 July 1859 – 20 May 1940) was a Swedish poet and novelist, a laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1916, "in recognition of his significance as t...

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Romain Rolland, Prix Nobel de Littérature (1915) MP (1866 - 1944)

Romain Rolland (29 January 1866 – 30 December 1944) was a French dramatist, novelist, essayist, art historian and mystic who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915. Biography Rol...

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Gerhart Hauptmann, Nobel Prize in Literature MP (1862 - 1946)

Gerhart Hauptmann (15 November 1862 – 6 June 1946) was a German dramatist and novelist who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1912. Life and work Hauptmann was born in Obersalzbrunn, ...

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Count Maurice (Mooris) Polidore Marie Bernhard Maeterlinck, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1911 MP (1862 - 1949)

Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck , also called Comte (Count) Maeterlinck from 1932; (29 August 1862 – 6 May 1949) was a Belgian playwright, poet, and essayist who wrote in French. He w...

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Paul Johann Ludwig von Heyse, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1910 MP (1830 - 1924)

Paul Johann Ludwig von Heyse (15 March 1830 – 2 April 1914) was a distinguished German writer and translator. A member of two important literary societies, the Tunnel über der Spree in Be...

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Rudolf Christopher Eucken, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1908 MP (1846 - 1926)

Rudolf Christoph Eucken (5 January 1846 – 15 September 1926) was a German philosopher, and the winner of the 1908 Nobel Prize for Literature. Early life Eucken was born in Aurich, Kingdom ...

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Giosuè Alessandro Michele Carducci, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1906 MP (1835 - 1907)

Giosuè Alessandro Michele Carducci (27 July 1835 – 16 February 1907) was an Italian poet and teacher. He was very influential and was regarded as the official national poet of modern Ital...

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José de Echegaray y Eizaguirre, ministro MP (1832 - 1916)

José Echegaray y Eizaguirre (April 19, 1832 – September 14, 1916) was a Spanish civil engineer, mathematician, statesman, and one of the leading Spanish dramatists of the last quarter of ...

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Ivan Ivo Andrić, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1961 MP (1892 - 1975)

Ivo Andrić (Dolac kod Travnika, 9. listopada 1892. - 13. ožujka 1975., Beograd) srpski[1][2] i hrvatski[3][1][4] pjesnik, prozaik, književnik i diplomat iz Bosne i Hercegovine,...

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Joseph Etienne Frédéric Mistral, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1904 MP (1830 - 1914)

Frédéric Mistral (Occitan: Frederic Mistral, 8 September 1830 – 25 March 1914) was a French writer and lexicographer of the Occitan language. Mistral won the Nobel Prize in literat...

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Christian Mommsen, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1902 MP (1817 - 1903)

Christian Matthias Theodor Mommsen (1817 - 1903) German historian and writer, famous for his masterpiece, Romische Geschichte ( "The History of Rome" ). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature ...

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Sully Prudhomme MP (1839 - 1907)

René François Armand (Sully) Prudhomme (16 March 1839 – 6 September 1907) was a French poet and essayist, winner of the first Nobel Prize in Literature, in 1901. Born in Paris, P...

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Boris Leonidovich Pasternak Nobel Prize in Literature 1958 MP (1890 - 1960)

Boris Leonidovich Pasternak (Russian: Бори́с Леони́дович Пас&...

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Bertrand Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, Nobel Prize in Literature 1950 MP (1872 - 1970)

Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970), was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, pacifist, and social critic. Though he ...

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Pablo Neruda,Premio Nobel Literatura 1971 MP (1904 - 1973)

Rol Único Tributario (RUT): 19.599.790-K (Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto), 2.892.429-1 (Pablo Neruda). --- Ricardo Eliezer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto, más conocido como Pablo Ne...

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Czesław Miłosz, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1980 MP (1911 - 2004)

Czesław Miłosz w Wikipedii po Polsku Czesław Miłosz on Wikipedia in English Czesław Miłosz (June 30, 1911 – August 14, 2004) was a Polish poet, pros...

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Elias Salomon Canetti, Nobel Prize in Literature 1981 MP (1905 - 1994)

From Canetti (Bulgarian: Елиас Канети; 25 July 1905–14 August 1994) was a Bulgarian-born novelist and non-fiction wri...

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Octavio Paz Lozano, Premio Nóbel 1990 MP (1914 - 1998)

Octavio Paz Lozano (March 31, 1914 – April 19, 1998) was a Mexican writer, poet, and diplomat, and the winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature. Premio Nóbel de Literatura, 1990.

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Nadine Gordimer-Gavronsky, Nobel Prize in Literature 1991 MP (1923 - 2014)

Nadine Gordimer (20 November 1923 - 13 July 2014) was a South African writer and political activist. She was awarded the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature when she was recognised as a woman "who through h...

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José de Sousa Saramago, Nobel Prize in Literature 1998 MP (1922 - 2010)

He was a Nobel-laureate Portuguese novelist, playwright and journalist. His works, some of which can be seen as allegories, commonly present subversive perspectives on historic events, emphasizing the ...

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Jean-Paul Sartre MP (1905 - 1980)

Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre (21 June 1905 – 15 April 1980), was one of the leading figures in 20th century French philosophy. He was commonly known simply as Jean-Paul Sartre was a French ex...

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Shmuel Joseph (Shai) Agnon (Czaczkes), Nobel Prize in Literature 1966 MP (1888 - 1970)

Wikipedia: Shmuel Yosef Agnon Shmuel Yosef Agnon (Hebrew: שמואל יוסף עגנון‎), (July 17, 1888...

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W. B. Yeats, Nobel Prize in Literature 1923 MP (1865 - 1939)

William Butler Yeats (pronounced /ˈjeɪts/; 13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet and dramatist, and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of ...

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George Bernard Shaw MP (1856 - 1950)

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although Shaw's first profitable writing was music and literary...

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Eugene O'Neill, Nobel Prize in Literature 1936 MP (1888 - 1953)

Eugene Gladstone O'Neill (October 16, 1888 – November 27, 1953) was a Nobel-prize winning American playwright. More than any other dramatist, O'Neill introduced American drama to the dramatic re...

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William Faulkner MP (1897 - 1962)

William Cuthbert Faulkner (September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was a Nobel Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer. One of the most influential writers of the 20th century, his rep...

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Selma Ottiliana Lovisa Lagerlöf, Nobel Prize in Literature 1909 MP (1858 - 1940)

Selma Ottiliana Lovisa Lagerlöf received the Alfred Nobel prize in Literature in 1909. She was the first Swedish person and also the very first woman awarded with the prestigious prize. Th...

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Ernest Hemingway MP (1899 - 1961)

Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 — July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and journalist. He was part of the 1920s expatriate community in Paris, and one of the vetera...

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