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“The said interest shall be divided into five equal parts, which shall be apportioned as follows: /- - -/ one part to the person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction ...”

 
(Excerpt from the will of Alfred Nobel)

Alfred Nobel had broad cultural interests. During his early youth, he developed his literary interests which lasted throughout his life. His library consisted of a rich and broad selection of literature in different languages. During the last years of his life, he tried his hand as an author and began writing fiction. Literature was the fourth prize area Nobel mentioned in his will.

The Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded by the Swedish Academy, Stockholm, Sweden.


 

Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312425845
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Published: Picador USA - April 18th, 2006

Svetlana Alexievich is the 14th woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in its 114-year history.


Suspended Sentences: Three Novellas Cover Image
By Patrick Modiano, Mark Polizzotti (Translator)
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ISBN: 9780300198058
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Published: Yale University Press - November 11th, 2014

Our congratulations to French novelist Patrick Modiano for his Nobel Prize in Literature 2014. Mr. Modiano has won the Nobel Prize in Literature "for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the Occupation," the Swedish Academy said.


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Missing Person Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781567922813
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - March 11th, 2005

Winner of France's primier literary prize, the Prix Goncourt, Missing Person is considered Modiano's most important novel. 

(Daniel Weissbort's acclaimed English translation.)


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Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101874103
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - November 11th, 2014

Our congratulations to Alice Munro for her Nobel Prize in Literature 2013, which "was awarded to Alice Munro master of the contemporary short story."

Family Furnishings represents a lovingly curated collection of Munro's best stories from 1995-2014.


Inspired Notes Cover Image
By Tomas Transtromer, John F. Deane (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781906614539
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Published: Dedalus Press - November 2011

The Deleted World: Poems Cover Image
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - December 19th, 2011

Memories Look at Me: A Memoir Cover Image
By Tomas Transtromer, Robin Fulton (Translator)
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - December 17th, 2011

For the Living and the Dead Cover Image
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Published: Ecco Press - November 2011

The Sorrow Gondola/Sorgegondolen Cover Image
By Tomas Transtromer, Michael McGriff (Translator), Mikaela Grassl (Translator)
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Published: Green Integer - October 15th, 2010

The Great Enigma: New Collected Poems Cover Image
By Tomas Transtromer, Robin Fulton (Translator)
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ISBN: 9780811216722
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - October 2006

The Half-Finished Heaven: The Best Poems of Tomas Transtromer Cover Image
By Tomas Transtromer, Robert Bly (Translator)
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 2001