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Svetlána Alexándrovna Alexiévich (born 31 May 1948 in Stanislaviv, Ukrainian SSR) is a Belarusian investigative journalist and non-fiction prose writer who writes in Russian. She w...

7/17/2016 7/17/2016

Henri Bergson , né le 18 octobre 1859 à Paris où il est mort le 4 janvier 1941, est un philosophe français. Il a publié quatre principaux ouvrages : d’abord en...

12/1/2007 4/8/2015

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 ...

10/9/2014 10/9/2014

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...

10/10/2013 10/10/2013

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...

6/14/2007 8/26/2013

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...

8/26/2013 8/26/2013

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

8/29/2007 1/1/2012

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...

12/4/2011 12/4/2011

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...

1/6/2011 12/4/2011

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...

12/3/2011 12/3/2011

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...

12/3/2011 12/3/2011

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....

12/2/2011 12/3/2011

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...

12/27/2007 12/2/2011

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...

12/1/2011 12/1/2011

J.M. Coetzee MP

Adelaide, SA, Australia

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...

11/30/2011 11/30/2011

"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...

11/30/2011 11/30/2011

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 ...

11/29/2011 11/29/2011

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...

11/29/2011 11/29/2011

Günter Wilhelm Grass MP (1927 - 2015)

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...

11/29/2011 11/29/2011

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...

11/29/2011 11/29/2011

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...

2/8/2011 11/29/2011

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...

11/28/2011 11/28/2011

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...

11/28/2011 11/28/2011

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...

11/27/2011 11/27/2011

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...

11/27/2011 11/27/2011

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...

1/14/2010 11/27/2011

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

"1st Marqués de Iria Flavia"

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...

11/25/2011 11/27/2011

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

11/27/2011 11/27/2011

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

11/26/2011 11/26/2011

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...

11/26/2011 11/26/2011

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...

11/26/2011 11/26/2011

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...

11/22/2011 11/22/2011

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...

11/22/2011 11/22/2011

Odysseas Elytis (Οδυσσέας Ελύτηςborn - Οδυσσέας...

11/22/2011 11/22/2011

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...

8/11/2008 11/21/2011

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...

11/21/2011 11/21/2011

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...

11/21/2011 11/21/2011

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...

11/20/2011 11/20/2011

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

"Olof Edvin Verner Jonsson"

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 ...

11/18/2007 11/20/2011

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...

11/20/2011 11/20/2011

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...

11/20/2011 11/20/2011

"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...

11/19/2011 11/19/2011

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,...

11/19/2011 11/19/2011

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...

11/19/2011 11/19/2011

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...

11/19/2011 11/19/2011

Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov (Russian: Михаи́л Алекса́ндров...

11/19/2011 11/19/2011

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

11/18/2011 11/18/2011

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...

11/18/2011 11/18/2011

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...

11/18/2011 11/18/2011

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...

11/3/2008 11/18/2011

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...

11/18/2011 11/18/2011

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

4/15/2007 11/18/2011

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...

11/18/2011 11/18/2011

11/9/2009 11/18/2011

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...

3/29/2010 11/18/2011

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

"Gabriela Mistral"

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...

7/4/2008 11/18/2011

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...

11/13/2007 11/18/2011

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...

11/17/2011 11/17/2011

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...

1/20/2010 11/17/2011

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

"Sai Zhenzhu", "賽珍珠"

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...

7/29/2010 11/17/2011

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...

11/17/2011 11/17/2011

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...

11/17/2011 11/17/2011

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

3/18/2011 11/17/2011

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...

11/14/2011 11/14/2011

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...

2/6/2010 11/14/2011

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 ...

11/12/2011 11/12/2011

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...

6/28/2007 11/12/2011

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...

11/12/2011 11/12/2011

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...

11/12/2011 11/12/2011

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...

11/12/2011 11/12/2011

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...

11/12/2011 11/12/2011

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...

9/10/2008 11/12/2011

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 ...

11/12/2011 11/12/2011

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. ...

11/12/2011 11/12/2011

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...

3/21/2009 11/12/2011

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...

7/15/2009 11/12/2011

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

"Johann Robert (Pseudonym)"

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, ...

5/25/2011 11/11/2011

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...

11/11/2011 11/11/2011

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...

2/7/2009 11/7/2011

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 ...

11/7/2011 11/7/2011

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...

1/22/2007 11/7/2011

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 ...

11/7/2011 11/7/2011

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,...

11/1/2011 11/1/2011

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...

6/30/2011 6/30/2011

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 ...

12/5/2008 6/30/2011

Sully Prudhomme MP (1839 - 1907)

"Sully"

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...

6/30/2011 6/30/2011

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

12/23/2007 6/18/2011

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

"3rd Earl Russell of Kingston Russell", "Viscount Amberley of Amberley and of Ardsalla"

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 ...

10/14/2008 6/11/2011

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...

8/11/2008 6/11/2011

Czesław Miłosz MP (1911 - 2004)

Czesław Miłosz (1911-2004) was a Polish poet, prose writer and translator of Lithuanian origin and subsequent American citizenship. His World War II-era sequence The World, is a collectio...

4/11/2009 6/11/2011

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

"Елиас Жак Канети", "Eliachicu (p. 25)"

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

3/24/2009 6/11/2011

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.

1/5/2011 6/11/2011

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...

12/26/2008 6/11/2011

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 ...

6/18/2010 6/11/2011

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...

1/23/2009 6/9/2011

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

6/18/2007 6/9/2011

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 ...

7/22/2010 6/9/2011

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...

9/7/2008 6/9/2011

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...

6/15/2007 6/9/2011

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...

8/27/2008 6/9/2011